Brad Cheney joins the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as director of legislative affairs and Pace Bradshaw is promoted to director of government affairs. Previously Cheney served as chief of staff for California Democrat Brad Sherman, where he was responsible for running Sherman’s Washington, DC office. Cheney will join the MBA’s other Capitol Hill lobbyists. “MBA is excited to add Brad’s energy and expertise in lobbying for the issues important to our members,” said MBA senior vice president of government affairs Steve O’Connor. “He brings with him valuable experience and knowledge which he will put to use on the industry’s behalf.” Bradshaw started at the MBA in 2006 and in his new role, will continue to lobby members of the House and Senate on association issues. “Pace has worked closely with MBA’s members and has been a crucial part of our lobbying team as the industry has faced unprecedented attention from policy makers on Capitol Hill,” O’Connor said. “He has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the critical issues facing our industry and advocated tirelessly on behalf of MBA’s members.” Both will report to MBA vice president of legislative affairs Thomas Koonce. Write to Austin Kilgore.