Jay Brinkmann will be retiring in early 2014 after years of service at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He joined the trade group in 2001 and has been the chief economist since 2008. A replacement has not been named. He began his career on Capitol Hill as a press secretary.
"Jay’s knowledge and experience have gained him a well-earned reputation in the industry and in Washington," said David Stevens, president and CEO of the MBA.
"We at the MBA will miss his many contributions as well as his humor. Something tells me that he will not be sitting on his New Orleans porch watching streetcars for long and that we will see him back involved in the industry in some capacity,” Stevens joked.