The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has hired Len Wolfson to be director of legislative Affairs.

In this new role, Wolfson will be a member MBA's lobbying team on Capitol Hill working with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate on issues important to MBA's members. He will report to Francis Creighton, MBA's vice president and chief lobbyist.

Wolfson comes to MBA from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he served as deputy assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental relations.

In that role, he was responsible for advancing the Bush Administration's legislative agenda in the House and Senate such as FHA modernization, GSE oversight reform, RESPA reform, and budget and appropriations. He was also responsible for preparing witnesses and coordinating all aspects of the Department's Congressional testimony.

Before the HUD, Wolfson worked as Northwest Pennsylvania field director for Bush Cheney '04. Wolfson began his career in Washington working for U.S. Representative Christopher Shays (R-CT), where he served a number of roles, including as the Congressman's legislative director.

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