The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) named Bill Killmer as senior vice president of legislative and political affairs effective July 5.
In this role, Killmer will be directly responsible for the development and implementation of legislative and political strategy for the association as MBA serves its members in the real estate finance industry. Killmer will serve as MBA's chief lobbyist.
Killmer joins the MBA from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where for the past 20 years he has worked in a variety of senior positions. He was most recently executive vice president of advocacy and previously a senior staff vice president of government affairs and chief lobbyist. In these roles, Killmer oversaw NAHB's legislative, regulatory, policy and public affairs initiatives.
Earlier in his career, Killmer served as senior legislative officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he represented the secretary of labor and the administration on Capitol Hill and developed political and legislative strategies.
Reporting to Killmer will be MBA's legislative affairs team which oversees federal, state and local legislative and lobbying activities, and MBA's political affairs team, which coordinates MBA's grassroots and PAC efforts.