Kirk Willison is vice president for government and industry relations at Arch Mortgage Insurance where he is responsible for corporate advocacy on Capitol Hill and before regulatory agencies. Kirk also heads Arch MI’s efforts to develop and enhance relationships with national, state and local trade associations in the housing finance industry. He is the host of the Arch Mortgage Insurance PolicyCast video podcast series in which he holds conversations with some of the nation’s most influential leaders in housing and finance. He also writes and publishes the Arch MI Capital Commentary, a brisk, biweekly newsletter covering the latest news in housing that can be read in just six minutes. Kirk’s experience in housing policy extends nearly 30 years. Previously, he’s headed public affairs operations for San Diego’s HomeFed Bank, Countrywide Home Loans, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae and Altisource. He holds a Master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA. He lives outside of Washington, D.C.