John Courson More about John Courson John A. Courson, an established housing industry executive, became HBI President and CEO on January 1, 2012. Prior to his this position, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Courson is a nationally recognized industry speaker and government affairs expert who served as from 2008-2011. At HBI, Courson has focused on creating new revenue streams and expand programs that build on HBI’s core competencies including training, curriculum development and placement services.