NH and DC perspectives on the residential finance industry, MBA initiatives & hot topic issues.
James Demers: is the founder of The Demers Group and presently serves as President of Demers & Blaisdell Inc. Mr. Demers is a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and former congressional candidate. He has over 35 years of experience in the legislative, regulatory and political fields. He has been a political commentator/analyst for WMUR-TV, New Hampshire’s ABC affiliate, New England Cable News and other media outlets. Mr. Demers is well known and respected throughout the country regarding the financial services industry and presidential politics.
Brad Cheney is an Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs at MBA, where he represents MBA in both the House and Senate on housing, tax and real estate finance issues. Prior to joining MBA, Brad served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member on the House Financial Services Committee. As Chief of Staff, Brad served as a senior policy advisor to Congressman Sherman, overseeing operations in both the Washington and Los Angeles offices, and worked closely with the House Leadership, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the K Street Community.
Matt Tully: is Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for Essent (NYSE: ESNT) which serves the housing finance industry by offering mortgage insurance, reinsurance and risk management products to mortgage lenders and investors to support homeownership. At Essent, Matt serves as the company’s representation in Washington and handles day-to-day interactions with Members of Congress and their staff, the Administration, and other mortgage insurers and housing industry stakeholders including the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Homebuilders, the American Bankers Association, and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association