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John A. Courson, who left Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, in June, was named the incoming CEO of the Home Builders Institute, Washington. Courson will succeed longtime chief staff executive Frederick Humphreys, who is retiring at the end of the year after 11 years.
Courson was MBA CEO from 2009 to 2011 (see "Changing of the guard coming to MBA," 7/22/08). Earlier, Courson was MBA's elected chairman in 2003 and is a past president, a volunteer position, of mortgage bankers associations in California, Michigan and Dallas. He has headed three mortgage companies: Central Pacific Mortgage Co., Folsom, Calif., and Fundamental Mortgage Corp. and Westwood Mortgage Corp. (formerly Fort Wayne Mortgage Co.), both in Texas.
In 2004, then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Courson to chairman of the California Housing Finance Agency, a position he held until 2008. Courson also has participated in international housing initiatives led by the White House and the U.S. Treasury Department.
Courson earned a bachelor's degree in business and finance at the University of Colorado. Details: www.hbi.org.