MBA's Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2019

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • Legislations, Regulations and Policy: The Big Picture

    Location: Marina Ballroom G


    Speaker(s)

    Dan Fichtler, Director, Housing Finance Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Bill Killmer, SVP for Legislative & Political Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Pete Mills, Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Breakout Session,

    Residential Track

    Hear MBA legislative and policy staff dissect and analyze pending congressional bills, as well as upcoming and current finance and housing agencies’ regulations.  Issues include: housing finance reform efforts (e.g., GSE reform), HUD/FHA activities (e.g., FHA certs, servicing reforms), CFBP activities (e.g., LO Comp, QM patch), Ginnie activities (e.g., RFI on stress testing), and many other housing or mortgage finance-related proposals currently being considered, discussed and debated on the Hill and by the regulatory agencies.   

    Speaker(s)

    Dan Fichtler, Director, Housing Finance Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Dan Fichtler is Director of Housing Finance Policy at the Mortgage Bankers Association. In this role, he is responsible for developing MBA’s policy work related to loan production issues, including the government housing programs operated by FHA, VA, and USDA, as well as secondary and capital markets issues, including agency and non-agency securities markets and the activities of FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Prior to joining MBA, Dan was a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served on the staff of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. He has also served as an advisor to the majority staff of the Senate Banking Committee, during which time he helped draft the Johnson-Crapo housing finance reform legislation. Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Colgate University and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

    Bill Killmer, SVP for Legislative & Political Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Bill Killmer is Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). A veteran of nearly twenty five years in the housing arena, Bill is responsible for managing the real estate finance industry’s legislative, grassroots, and political fundraising activities, in close coordination with the MBA member leadership and its public policy and lobbying teams. He directs MBA’s outreach to Congress, as well as other key political advocacy efforts. Previously named one of CEO Update's trade association Top Lobbyists, Killmer joined MBA in July 2010, after nearly twenty years in the policy space at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During his NAHB tenure, Killmer served as the association's Chief Lobbyist and, more recently, as Executive Vice President for Advocacy, managing all aspects of the group's public policy outreach. He previously served as a Senior Legislative Officer for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George H.W. Bush administration. Killmer holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Finance/Economics from Baylor University.

    Pete Mills, Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Pete Mills is Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this position, he leads MBA's residential policy team and state and local advocacy program, and directs MBA's residential member engagement efforts across the MBA value platform.  Mills is an experienced financial services industry executive with more than 30 years of expertise in public affairs, government relations, public policy and research, all in the housing and mortgage finance arena. Prior to joining MBA, he served as Managing Director and co-founder of the Community Mortgage Banking Project, a public policy organization that represented the interests of companies and coalitions involved in the housing and mortgage finance industries.  During his career, Mills lead corporate public affairs for Countrywide Financial, managed trade association policy advocacy for the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the California Association of Realtors, and conducted housing policy research at the Federal Reserve Board. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with distinction in 1982.

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