Lionel Lynch was added as vice president of strategic member relations for the Mortgage Bankers Association.
In Lynch’s new role, he will be responsible for strengthening and managing relationships with senior executives of MBA member companies.
He will also make sure the MBA maintains a deep understanding of member companies’ business models, organizational structures, legislative and regulatory priorities and operational challenges.
“As a membership-driven organization, MBA is constantly looking for ways to enhance member engagement and provide best-in-class service to the wide range of MBA member firms,” said David Stevens, president and CEO of the MBA.
“Lionel brings a wealth of experience in real estate finance, housing policy, capital markets, and public-private development. A skill set that will help MBA become even better at engaging our members to ensure we are serving their needs and exceeding their expectations,” added Stevens.
Previously, Lynch served as the director of new development and strategic planning at Roadside Development. Prior to that, he also served as a principal in the Washington D.C. office of real estate and economic development consulting firm, HR&A Advisors. He also held a position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Lynch’s addition became effective March 1, 2016.