Mark A. Jones co-founded Amerifirst Home Mortgage in 1983 with a pledge to help first-time homebuyers achieve the American dream of homeownership. As CEO, he and his partner have grown the business from a single site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to over 80 full-service locations across the U.S. Under his leadership, Amerifirst was named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years and consistently ranks as a top provider of home loans that provide home financing opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the national trade association representing the mortgage industry. In this role he draws upon his significant mortgage industry insight and proven leadership skills to help shape and influence policy, especially affordable housing for first-time homebuyers and those in underserved markets. In 2016 he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Michigan and Northwest Ohio.