The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) appointed Catherine Cruz Wojtasik as associate vice president of legislative affairs. In her new role, Cruz Wojtasik will join MBA's lobbying team on Capitol Hill working with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate with an added focus on commercial issues important to MBA's members.

Cruz Wojtasik will report to Francis Creighton, MBA's vice president and chief lobbyist.

Cruz Wojtasik is joining MBA from Popular where she served as vice president and director of government affairs. In that role she was responsible for directing and advancing the government affairs programs for the company and its subsidiaries at the federal and state level. She was also responsible for developing, implementing, and managing government affairs issues strategy.

Before Popular, Cruz Wojtasik was the Banking Counsel and Senate Banking Subcommittee Democratic Staff Director for Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN). Cruz Wojtasik has also held various other legislative positions including, Legislative Director and Counsel for Congressman James H. Maloney (D-CT), Minority Professional Staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY).

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