Richard H. Baker

President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard H. Baker is MFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a role he assumed in February 2008. He was previously a member of the U.S. House Of Representatives, serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District since 1986. Mr. Baker was a member of the House Financial Services Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets for 12 years. He is widely recognized as an expert on securities, insurance and housing finance. He also held a leadership position on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and served as a member of the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs.

Mr. Baker’s career is one of lifelong public service. He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1971 at the age of 23 and served for fifteen years. During that time, he was Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works.

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