Press Release: USMI Names Essent’s Adolfo Marzol as Chairman of the Board

June 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), the association representing the nation’s leading private mortgage insurance (MI) companies, today announced that Adolfo Marzol will serve as the association’s new Chairman of the Board. Marzol is currently an executive at Essent (NYSE: ESNT). He succeeds Derek Brummer, President of Mortgage at Radian Group (NYSE: RDN).

“For 65 years, the private MI industry has helped to provide first-time and low- to moderate-income borrowers with access to affordable and sustainable mortgage credit. The industry has continued to evolve and innovate so that it is better positioned today than ever before to support borrowers and to insulate the government and taxpayers from mortgage credit risk,” said Marzol. “As USMI Chairman, I look forward to working with my industry colleagues and the dedicated team at USMI to ensure the industry continues to play a critical role in the housing finance system and allows borrowers to succeed as sustainable homeowners for the long term.”

Marzol previously served as Principal Deputy Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Prior to joining FHFA, Marzol served as Senior Advisor for Housing to Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Jr., the 17th U.S. Secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Marzol also brings more than 30 years of private sector experience in mortgage finance, including senior-level positions at Essent, Fannie Mae, and Chase Manhattan Mortgage. Marzol’s diverse industry and policy background includes extensive experience in the areas of mortgage origination and securitization, mortgage servicing, credit risk management, financial management and reporting, policy and governance, and public policy developments related to housing finance.

“Adolfo’s regulatory experience combined with his years of knowledge as a financial and risk management professional in the mortgage finance industry are invaluable assets to our industry association,” said outgoing USMI Chairman Derek Brummer. “Adolfo was instrumental in the creation of USMI and we are honored to welcome him back as our new chairman. I am personally grateful to his dedication and years of service to the housing finance system.”


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