David M. Landers

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Government Relations

David M. Landers is Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Government Relations. David co-directs all MFA lobbying activities with Federal and State governments.  Working closely with MFA leadership and its substantive policy committees, David plays a key role in the development of MFA’s legislative priorities and lobbying strategy.  He directs the Association’s lobbying campaigns and as Assistant Treasurer of MFA PAC, David also manages MFA’s political activities.  David is a staff advisor to all of MFA’s substantive policy committees and reports to MFA President and CEO Richard H. Baker.

David has more than twenty-five years of experience in financial services public policy at the Federal level, as well as an additional five years’ experience at the State level working in the North Carolina General Assembly and for the Governor of North Carolina. He has served as senior policy and legislative staff for a leading alternative investments trade association, one of the country’s largest investment banks, one the largest life insurance underwriters, and served as outside counsel at a major Washington, D.C.-based law firm to many leading banking, insurance and securities firms. David has worked for four Members of Congress, including former Reps. Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Elton Gallegy (R-CA), Fred Heineman (R-NC) and Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R-NC). He has also served as the Executive Director of a North Carolina-based political action committee to elect State legislators and was a regional field director for Governor Jim Martin (R-NC). He maintains a broad network of meaningful relationships (principally on the Republican side of the aisle) in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, the Administration, as well as the U.S. Treasury Department, SEC and CFTC. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University and is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University and J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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