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‘Cancer fighter’ Stevens stays connected

Stevens with grandson Noah
Stevens with grandson Noah

Nov. 11, 2020
By William Ehart

Former Mortgage Bankers Association CEO David Stevens is enjoying a busy, semi-retired lakeside life in the mountains of southwest Virginia, more than four hours from K Street.

Life is the key word, inside the Beltway or not. Stevens retired from MBA in 2018, having been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in 2016. It’s terminal. But thanks to advanced treatments at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and in Germany, the cancer has at times gone into remission.

Stevens, 63, also is working harder than he expected, and is much more plugged in to Washington, D.C., than his remote location would suggest.

“Since leaving the MBA, I actually thought I was going retire and focus on health,” Stevens told CEO Update from his mountain lair. “I ended up getting inquiries from various companies, and startups and existing companies, for consulting advice and help.”