The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) named Bill Killmer senior vice president of legislative and political affairs, effective July 5, 2010. "MBA is very fortunate to have someone with Bill's expertise leading MBA's legislative and political affairs efforts," said MBA president and CEO John Courson in a statement. "Bill's detailed knowledge of the issues facing our industry, coupled with his political and legislative experience, will be a tremendous asset to MBA and our members." Killmer will manage MBA's legislative and political affairs group and take responsibility for the development and implementation of legislative and political strategy. He will also serve as MBA's chief lobbyist. MBA's legislative affairs team, which oversees federal, state and local legislative and lobbying activities, will report to Killmer in his new role. MBA's political affairs team, which coordinates the group's grassroots efforts, will also report to Killmer. Killmer joins the MBA from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he spent 20 years in senior positions including, most recently, executive vice president of advocacy and, before that, senior staff vice president of government affairs and chief lobbyist. Write to Diana Golobay.