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Left to right: Joel Kan, Justin Wiseman

The Mortgage Bankers Association recently announced the promotion of three associate vice presidents on various teams — Joel Kan, Heather Messam and Justin Wiseman —  to elevated roles. 

Kan steps up to the position of vice president, deputy chief economist and will be responsible for leading MBA’s economic and mortgage market forecasting, continuing to analyze data trends in real estate finance and oversee production of surveys as he did most recently as associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting. Kan started his career at the MBA in 2006 as a survey specialist.

As vice president and controller, Messam will continue to manage and establish accounting and financial operations for the association and its five subsidiaries to ensure timely reporting. She will also serve as treasurer for MISMO, or the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. Messam joined MBA in 2001, holding several positions, before ascending to controller.

Legal specialist Wiseman will oversee many of MBA’s efforts regarding law and policy surrounding loan production, servicing and pending legislation as vice president, managing regulatory counsel. He joined the association in 2012, beginning as an associate regulatory counsel and director of loan administration policy. Before coming to MBA, Wiseman clerked for the federal District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee.

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