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Oct 5, 2020

Ernie Jolly is the Associate Vice President for Legislative Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he focuses on engaging House Democrats.  

Ernie joined MBA from Capitol Hill, where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY). Prior to his various roles in Congressman Meeks’ office, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director and at the beginning of his career, as a legislative assistant, Mr. Jolly was a policy analyst at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and a tax fellow on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

He earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and a B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University. 

If you're interested in connecting with Earnie, you can reach out to him at or Learn more about Ernie's fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, here.

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