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Michael Bright


Michael Bright joined the Structured Finance Association in January 2019 as CEO, where he oversees the vision, strategy, convening, and advocacy work of the Structured Finance Association.

Prior to joining the Structured Finance Association, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer of the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae. As COO at Ginnie he managed all operations for Ginnie Mae’s $2.0 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.

Before joining Ginnie Mae, Michael was a director at the Milken lnstitute’s Center for Financial Markets. From 2011-2014 Michael worked the office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker, where he advised on a range of Senate Banking Committee regulatory and legislative issues.

Prior to coming to Washington, Michael was an interest rate derivatives trader for Wachovia’s broker- dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina. He began his career in 2002 as an analyst, modeler, and then trader, hedging MSRs at Countrywide Financial in Calabasas, California.

Michael holds a B.A. in American Foreign Policy and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MA, in the same disciplines from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.