Tallman Johnson Joins MBA As Associate VP of Legislative Affairs

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Tallman Johnson has joined MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA’s legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the United States Senate. He began his work at MBA on February 1. 


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Mr. Johnson is joining MBA from Capitol Hill where he has spent the majority of his entire professional career.


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“Tallman has a strong understanding of real estate finance issues, significant experience at the committee staff level, and a sterling reputation on Capitol Hill. Our members will be well served by his knowledge and familiarity of the legislative and public policy process,” said Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, MBA’s President and CEO.


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“I have known and worked closely with Tallman for years, which is why I am so confident that his skill and proficiency with the issues impacting our industry will make him a strong member of our team,” said Bill Killmer, MBA’s Chief Lobbyist and Senior Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs.


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Among his various roles, Mr. Johnson has served as a Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Financial Services. Prior to that, he was one of the primary policy advisors to the Chairman of that panel’s Housing Subcommittee. Additionally, he has worked as a Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Concentration in International Affairs, from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.