Coalition Says D.C. Advocacy Event Was A “Tremendous Success”

The Broker Action Coalition, a nonprofit lobbying group for independent mortgage lenders, says it conducted its first event in April, Advocacy in Action. This fly-in event, which took place on Capitol Hill, brought more than one hundred independent brokers and other wholesale professionals together to meet with legislators. The event was hosted by BAC CEO Katie Sweeney, who left her position as CEO of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts in January to helm the organization, and Chief Advocacy Officer Brendan McKay. Mortgage professionals interacted directly with more than fifty congressional offices, according to BAC leaders. “Advocacy In Action was a tremendous success. It served as a place for mortgage brokers to unite, learn, and share their knowledge, passion, and…

AIME CEO Katie Sweeney Stepping Down To Helm BAC

Katie Sweeney is stepping down as Chairman and CEO of the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts to helm the organization’s advocacy arm. Sweeney is the co-founder and CEO of the Broker Action Coalition, AIME’s legislative advocacy group. She helped establish it in 2022 and told HousingWire it has “taken off like crazy,” requiring more time in Washington than she can devote while heading up another organization. Because BAC had no separate leadership group, she and former AIME President of Advocacy Brendan McKay oversaw it while juggling multiple positions. “I’ve spent the last 3.5 years building AIME into not only a major player in the mortgage industry but a well-represented community of professionals who now have a long-overdue voice,” Sweeney wrote…