MBA names 2025 vice chairman

Success Mortgage Partners CEO to take on the role

MBA names 2025 vice chairman

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today the nomination of Owen Lee, CEO of Success Mortgage Partners, as the organization's vice chairman for the 2025 membership year.

Lee will officially assume the role of vice chairman at MBA’s 111th Annual Convention in Denver this October. According to MBA's bylaws, he is expected to become chairman-elect for the 2026 membership year and ascend to MBA chairman in 2027.

“It is my honor to welcome Owen Lee, an exemplary leader and prominent voice in the real estate finance industry, to MBA’s leadership ladder,” Mark Jones, 2024 MBA chairman and president of Union Home Mortgage, said in a statement. “For years, Owen has been one of MBA’s most active members, and I am confident his innate ability to influence, endless energy, and relentless passion in pushing for positive change will lead to successful outcomes for homeowners, renters, and our membership.”  

Lee co-founded Michigan-based Success Mortgage Partners in 2002 and has grown the company into a national leader. Under his leadership, the company has closed billions in mortgage loans annually since 2016 and operates in 42 states with over 600 employees. Lee also leads Title Partners, a full-service title and escrow company.

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An active leader in the mortgage industry, Lee currently serves on the MBA's board of directors, is co-chair of its independent mortgage bankers executive council, and chairs MORPAC, the association's political action committee. He is also on the boards of The Mortgage Collaborative's Technology Fund and mortgage tech firm TrAIned.

Beyond his contributions to the mortgage industry, Lee is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. He is also involved with Lenders One, The Mortgage Collaborative, and the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.

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