MBA Appoints Eddy Perez, CMB, Chair of MORPAC; Jeffrey Taylor Chairman of MAA

EddyPerezThe Mortgage Bankers Association announced Eduardo “Eddy” Perez, CMB, President of Equity Prime Mortgage LLC, has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) for the 2019-2020 election cycle.

MBA also announced Jeffrey “Jeff” C. Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Digital Risk LLC, has been appointed chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2019-2020 election cycle.

Perez and Taylor were appointed by Chris George, MBA 2019 Chairman and Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial; and Brian Stoffers, CMB, MBA 2019 Chairman-Elect and Global President of Debt & Structured Finance, with CBRE. Perez will succeed Rick Arvielo, CEO of New American Funding, who served as MORPAC Chairman for the 2017-2018 election cycle.

“MORPAC could not be better positioned with Eddy as the new Chairman,” George said. “His work ethic, commitment to the industry, and strong understanding of fundraising will ensure MORPAC is successful over this next election cycle. I also want to thank Rick Arvielo for his service as MORPAC Chairman and acknowledge that MORPAC set another program record, raising over $2.1 million in the 2018 election cycle. Without Rick’s leadership, MORPAC would not have been able to reach this important milestone.”

Perez is Co-Founder of Equity Prime Mortgage, and is a seasoned professional with experience holding multiple executive level positions. He has personally closed more than 3,000 loans since entering into the mortgage business. As President, his responsibilities include overseeing sales, the company’s growing diversity initiative, capital markets, finance and marketing. He currently sits on the MBA Board of Directors, MBA Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), and the Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee. He has been deeply involved in MBA’s Future Leaders program and makes it his duty to involve his peers and colleagues in MBA’s overall advocacy efforts.

JeffreyTaylorTaylor succeeds Gene Lugat, Executive Vice President with PrimeLending, who served as MAA Chairman for the 2017-2018 election cycle.

“MBA is fortunate that Jeff has agreed to give his time and energy to help expand MAA’s grassroots operation,” George said. “Jeff is a seasoned professional whose knowledge of our industry and advocacy will serve MBA and MAA well during his tenure. I also want to thank Gene Lugat for his service as MAA Chairman. Under his leadership, MAA expanded its membership by over 76% to 27,000 active members nationwide, and MBA’s grassroots operation has become a powerhouse advocating on the major issues affecting the real estate finance industry.”

Since 2005, Mr. Taylor has been Co-Founder and Managing Director of Digital Risk, the nation’s largest provider of mortgage risk, compliance and transaction management solutions. In that capacity, he oversees the company’s major strategic initiatives, and under his leadership, Digital Risk has grown from a start-up venture to one with more than 2,000 U.S.-based employees. He currently sits on the MBA Board of Directors.