John Brodrick, Eastern Bank Director of Mortgage Banking and MMBA 2019 Chair

John Brodrick, Eastern Bank Director of Mortgage Banking, Elected 2019 Chair of The Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA)

February 28, 2019

BOSTON – February 28, 2019 – At the January 24, 2019 Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers for the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA), Eastern Bank is pleased to announce that John Brodrick, Eastern Bank Director of Mortgage Banking, was installed as 2019 Chair of the MMBA. An active member of the MMBA for 10 years, John is also a member of its Executive Committee and has 30 years of experience in mortgage banking.

The MMBA is the Commonwealth’s trade association representing the real estate finance industry. It is the largest mortgage association in New England, with over 225 corporate members throughout the region, and is one of the most successful in the country. The association works to ensure the continued strength of the Commonwealth’s residential real estate markets, expand homeownership prospects through affordability, and extend access to affordable housing. It serves as a trusted commentator on public policy, offers educational training and networking opportunities, and advocates for the highest ethical standards.  

As 2019 MMBA Chair, John plans to focus on communications and technology initiatives among its membership. This includes providing a voice on legislative issues and affordable housing, and creating a technology hub where members can easily share ideas and resources.

At Eastern, John oversees operations, sales and growth strategies for Residential Mortgage Banking, which ended 2018 with total loan production of $417 million. Prior to joining Eastern in 2010, John was President and CEO of First Service Home Mortgage and Your Home for Life, a residential mortgage company based in Westwood, MA for 20 years. He also volunteers to provide risk management guidance for third world micro lending initiatives.

“It is a privilege to work with, and advocate for, the residential lending community serving homebuyers and homeowners across the Commonwealth,” said John Brodrick. “We’re focused on exciting initiatives to provide ongoing education and networking opportunities among our members, legislators and regulators.”

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818, Boston-based Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $11 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has exceeded more than $120 million in charitable giving since 1999. An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900+ deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues, and communities. Join us for good at and follow Eastern on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.


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