Political Action Committee (PAC)

You can help us make the difference.

The MMBBA Political Action Committee (PAC) is a voluntary, non-partisan committee that directly represents the interests of the real estate finance industry in the State of Maryland’s political system.

It is the industry’s voice for helping to elect legislative candidates who understand and have concern about our views relevant to current and proposed legislation at the state level.  Our elected officials decide on important issues that impact our industry.  It is critical that our voice be heard.

Your contributions to the MMBBA PAC are strictly voluntary but are crucial to our continued presence and success in Annapolis.  We believe that your contributions, whatever the size, are investments in your future and the future of our industry.

Please fund your future by taking a moment today to contribute to the MMBBA PAC.  Your investment along with those of other members of the MMBBA will allow us to continue our efforts in the Maryland legislative process.    

Click Here for MMBBA PAC Donation Form to donate by check

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Contributions to the MMBBA PAC are NOT tax-deductible.  

Past PAC Events

Legislative Day 2020

The 441st Session of the Maryland General Assembly officially kicked off January 8th.  MMBBA held its annual Legislative Day on January 7th where the 2020 sessions were discussed and presented by MMBBA lobbyist, Dennis Rasmussen.  The big news is significant changes to leadership, including House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President-Designee Bill Ferguson. 

Other significant appointments include Delegate Andrew Cassilly (R-Harford) as Senior Advisor to Governor Hogan. Several of Governor Hogan's initiatives include Education, Violent Crime, and Energy. Regarding retirements, Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam has decided to retire and, after 32 years, Senate President Mike Miller is stepping down from leadership (still serving as Senator) as the longest serving Senate President in the country.


PAC to School

"PAC to School" was held at the end of August 2019 at the Walrus Oyster and Ale House in Columbia, MD.  Seventy-plus attendees mingled while snacking on appetizers and catching up with old friends or making new ones.  MMBBA matches all of the contributions made to the MMBBA PAC during this event.   We also auctioned off a beautiful bicycle that was gifted to us by Embrace Home Loans.


PAC Committee

Burgess Kegan, Chair
Mutual of Omaha Mortgage
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Ernie Grue, Treasurer
National MI
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Trey Quinn, PAC Assistant
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Burgess has over fifty years of experience in the financial services industry. This experience led him to the Home Equity Retirement Specialist (HERS) group, which he uses to educate the public and other financial advisors about the proper use of home equity in the distribution phase of retirement planning. He also originates reverse mortgages for the benefit of his clients.

Accomplished Burgess has earned and holds the following designations:

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Registered Financial Planner (RFP)
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS)
Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP)
Certified instructor for continuing education credits for real estate professionals and CFPs

Over his 35 plus year career in the mortgage banking industry, Ernie has served in residential retail and wholesale production, mortgage operations, construction administration, underwriting, secondary marketing and the mortgage insurance industry. 

Ernie has been an active member in the MMBA, now MMBBA, since 1983 and has volunteered his service at the committee, board and officer levels of the association.

Ernie will never hesitate to tell you about his greatest accomplishments, namely Christiana, Katelyn and Tre’, his three successful adult children.  He is especially proud of his 5 year-old granddaughter, Tatum. 

Born and raised in Baltimore, he still happily admits to being a Baltimore sports fan.

Trey began his career in the mortgage industry in 2014. Since then, he has served as a processor, operations manager, and now team leader. Before entering the mortgage industry, Trey worked as a financial analyst for a national homebuilder, a financial planner, and chief of staff for a state delegate.

Trey is a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, MD where he received a B.A. in Economics summa cum laude with a focus in International Economics and a minor in Business administration.

He was raised and lives in Annapolis, MD. Trey enjoys working with both his brother, Danny, and father, Clifford, at Fidelity First Home Mortgage.