MBA Names Owen Lee 2023-2024 MORPAC Chair
The Mortgage Bankers Association appointed Owen Lee, CEO of Success Mortgage Partners Inc., Plymouth, Mich., chairman of MORPAC, its political action committee, for the 2023-2024 election cycle.
Lee was appointed by Matt Rocco, MBA 2023 Chairman and President of Colliers, Charlotte, N.C., and Mark Jones, MBA’s 2023 Chairman-Elect and Co-Founder of Amerifirst Home Mortgage, Kalamazoo, Mich. Lee began his term as MORPAC Chairman in January. He succeeds Jeff Taylor, Founder at Mphasis Digital Risk, LLC, Lake Mary, Fla., who served as Chairman for the 2021-2022 election cycle.
“Owen is a fierce advocate for the industry, and I look forward to seeing him expand solutions that will take MORPAC to the next level,” Rocco said. “Owen’s leadership over the years – and especially as a valued member of MBA’s Tax Task Force – has been instrumental in helping to advance MBA’s top legislative priorities and I am confident that he will do a tremendous job as MORPAC Chairman.”
“I also want to thank Jeff Taylor for his outstanding term as MORPAC Chairman during the previous election cycle,” Rocco added. “We are grateful for Jeff’s dedication, enthusiasm and vision that helped take MORPAC to record fundraising levels.”
Lee is an avid Mortgage Action Alliance member and a diamond-level MORPAC donor, having led two highly successful MORPAC company campaigns to raise voluntary contributions from SMP employees.
Outside of his MAA and MORPAC involvement, Lee has spent many years as a dedicated MBA leader, serving on MBA’s Board of Directors, IMB Executive Council, and Tax Task Force. His policy work and expertise helped frame MBA’s priorities during recent tax debates and prevent outcomes detrimental to both industry members and their customers.
Last year, MBA honored Lee as 2022 recipient of the Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award, an accolade given to an MBA member in recognition of his/her sustained and superior service to the association and the real estate finance industry.