MBA Taps Arvielo as 2017-18 MORPAC Chairman

The Mortgage Bankers Association appointed Rick Arvielo, CEO of New American Funding, Tustin, Calif., as chairman of MORPAC, the MBA political action committee, for the 2017-2018 election cycle.

ArvieloRickArvielo succeeds Jamie Korus, who served as MORPAC Chairman for the 2015-2016 election cycle.

“MBA is fortunate that Rick has agreed to serve as Chairman of MORPAC,” said Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, MBA chairman and Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, Omaha, Neb. “His leadership skills, relationships within the industry and work ethic will ensure that he will build upon the overwhelming success already established by his predecessors. Also, I want to thank Jamie Korus for her service as MORPAC Chairman and acknowledge that MORPAC raised over $2 million in the 2015-16 election cycle. This could not have happened without Jamie’s leadership and involvement in both MBA and the industry.”

Arvielo currently serves as CEO of New American Funding. He sits on both the steering committee for the Mortgage Action Alliance Committee and the MBA Residential Board of Governors.

Arvielo was honored by Ernst and Young as the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year in Orange County; recognized by the Orange County Business Journal with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award; and ranked among Mortgage Executive Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives.