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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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    mPowering You is all about community, connection and collaboration. As a community and an industry, we are better when we are continually growing and learning—and we are at our best when we're engaged in these pursuits together. mPowering You, MBA's Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance, is an all-day event purposefully dedicated to just that by creating opportunities to expand your network, celebrate your wins and reach your potential.

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  • CMB Exams

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 16

    MBA Education Event

  • Registration

    Location: Level 1,
    Solar Atrium

    Registration

Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Registration

    Location: Level 1,
    Solar Atrium

    Registration

  • Member Engagement Suite

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 15

    Member Services Event

  • Gravitas New York

    Location: Level 1,
    Solar Atrium

    Special Event

  • Committee Meeting

  • Committee Meeting

  • CMB Society Meeting (Society Members Only)

    Location: Level 1,
    Ballroom B

    Committee Meeting

  • NAMMBA College Day

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 18A

  • MBA Education Event

  • Committee Meeting

  • Committee Meeting

  • Committee Meeting

  • Committee Meeting

  • Committee Meeting

  • Press Room (Credentialed Media Only)

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 14

    Press Event

  • Committee Meeting

  • Special Session: Resilience and Reward: The Making of a World Cup Champion

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Kristy Fercho, 2020 Vice Chairman and President of Mortgage, Flagstar Bank

    James M. Wehmann, Executive Vice President, FICO

    Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Captain, Two-Time World Cup Champion (2015 & 2019), and Two-Time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 & 2016)

    Special Session

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    Carli Lloyd is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Carli holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. With a work ethic second to none, Lloyd has played in over 200 matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team and has scored 67 goals.  Off the field, Carli is a role model who empowers fans to never give up on achieving their goals. Hear her inspiring story in an interview with MBA’s Vice Chairman, Kristy Fercho.

    Speaker(s)

    Kristy Fercho, 2020 Vice Chairman and President of Mortgage, Flagstar Bank

    Kristy Fercho joined Flagstar Bank in 2017 as executive vice president and president of Mortgage. In this capacity, she is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of mortgage and secondary marketing for Flagstar and for the continued expansion of Flagstar’s mortgage business. Flagstar is the nation’s fifth largest bank mortgage originator.  Prior to Flagstar, Fercho spent 15 years with Fannie Mae, ultimately serving as senior vice president, customer delivery executive, responsible for the end-to-end strategy and business performance of all single-family customers in the western United States, representing an acquisition volume of over $300 billion. Her experience in the mortgage industry is broad and deep, covering mortgage originations, fulfillment, risk management, secondary marketing, servicing, technology initiatives, and regulation.  Prior to Fannie Mae, she worked for eight years at PepsiCo, reaching the level of director of Human Resources for several corporate functions worldwide. Fercho began her career at Baxter Healthcare in sales, operations, and HR positions.  Fercho serves on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Detroit Zoological Society. MReport honored her as one of the Top Women in Housing, Diversity Journal listed her among its Women Worth Watching, National Mortgage Professional Magazine named her to its list of Most Powerful Women, and the Michigan Chronicle selected her for its Women of Excellence recognition.

     

    James M. Wehmann, Executive Vice President, FICO

    James M. Wehmann is executive vice president of FICO’s Scores business unit, a position held since 2012.  He leads all aspects of the global FICO Score business, including its use in risk management and its distribution to consumers through various channels.  His work includes global initiatives designed to positively impact consumer financial inclusion and consumer financial education.  At FICO, Jim has developed deep insights into consumer credit trends and reporting practices, which he routinely shares with a broad group of stakeholders.  Prior to FICO, much of Jim’s twenty-five year career has focused on consumer marketing, including financial products, where he studied consumer behavior and developed communication strategies designed to influence consumer attitudes and actions. 

    Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Captain, Two-Time World Cup Champion (2015 & 2019), and Two-Time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 & 2016)

    Carli Lloyd is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Sky Blue FC in NJ. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012), Carli holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She also represented the United States at the past four Women’s World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019) and is a two-time World Cup Champion (2015 and 2019). She has been awarded the most prestigious and highest award in soccer being named two-time FIFA World Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), only four other americans recieveing the award. She became the only American to score multiple goals in three separate Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016). Currently she has scored over 115 + goals, in almost 300 games played.  At the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Carli led the U.S. team in record-setting fashion, bringing the World Cup back to the U.S. for the first time since 1999. During the final match against Japan, Carli scored a historic hat trick, with all three goals occurring within the first 16 minutes of the game. Her third and final goal of the game scoring from midfield was widely described as one of the greatest goals of all time. Lloyd became the first player ever to score three goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup final and the second soccer player ever to score a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup Final. For her performance in the tournament, Carli received the Golden Ball Trophy, awarded to the best player of the tournament, and the Silver Boot for her six tournament goals and one assist. Following her extraordinary achievements, noted media and soccer analysts around the world called Carli’s performance among the best-ever on a world stage.  In July 2019, the USWNT claimed its record fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title, making Carli a twotime World Cup champion and she became the first player to score in six straight Women's World Cup games. Off the field, Carli is a role model who empowers fans to never give up on achieving their goals. She almost gave up on her own soccer dream, but with the help and motivation from her coach/mentor James Galanis, Carli continued her journey and has never looked back! Carli was raised in Delran, NJ and attended nearby Rutgers University, where she set records as the Scarlet Knights all-time leader in points, goals and shots. In 2013, Lloyd was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. In 2017 she was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. She published a best-selling memoir in the fall of 2016 titled “When Nobody Was Watching.” Carli serves as mentor and mental toughness coach for her former youth club, the Medford Strikers.  She married her High School sweetheart, Brian in 2016 and still lives in NJ.

  • MBA Opening Ceremony: Installation of 2020 Officers, Graduation Ceremonies for CMBs and Future Leaders, Diversity & Inclusion Awards

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Christopher M. George, 2019 MBA Chairman, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMG Financial

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, 2020 MBA Chairman, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE

    Susan Stewart, 2019 MBA Chairman Elect, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Kristy Fercho, 2020 Vice Chairman and President of Mortgage, Flagstar Bank

    General Session

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    Join us for a ceremony of congratulations and celebration as the 2020 MBA leadership team is sworn in for their new roles, the most recent graduates of the prestigious Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and Future Leaders programs are recognized, and the winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Awards, E. Michael Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award and MBA Employee of the Year Award are announced.

     

    Speaker(s)

    Christopher M. George, 2019 MBA Chairman, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMG Financial

    Christopher M. George, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, a privately held Mortgage Bank, headquartered in San Ramon, California. The company conducts business in 50 states and the District of Columbia and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Founded in 1993, the company is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, market innovation and operational agility. Under George's direction, CMG Financial has developed into a robust firm making its products and services available to the market nationally through three distinct origination channels including wholesale, correspondent and retail lending which also serves the home builder, real estate and credit union communities. CMG Financial offers a variety of home financing solutions including their proprietary products and programs, such as the All In One Home LoanTM, which facilitates faster loan payoff, and HomeFundItTM, to enable buyers to raise their down payment.  In addition to his role at CMG Financial, George has served on the MBA's Board of Directors since 2012, is a member of MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA's Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, as well as an active member of MBA's advocacy efforts. George serves on the Board of Directors for MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM. He is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, George is past Chairman for California Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.  In 2012, George established the CMG Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor to support non-profit organizations at both the community and national levels. To date the CMG Foundation has provided valued funding for the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program, MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM, Homes for Our Troops, and the Cancer Support Community SF Bay Area programs, as well as benefitting a host of other local organizations.

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, 2020 MBA Chairman, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, is Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Global President, Debt & Structured Finance at CBRE, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Under his leadership, approximately 180 professionals have originated approximately $300 billion in loan volume since 2007. Additionally, this practice maintains a loan services portfolio of more than $180 billion globally.  Brian has extensive experience in the origination, structuring, placement, closing and servicing of commercial real estate debt for life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, debt funds and loans, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA and Wall Street sources.  Prior to the CB Richard Ellis acquisition of L.J. Melody in 1996, Brian served as senior vice president and Southwest Regional Manager for CB Commercial's mortgage banking division. He began his career with Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1981 and became a senior real estate finance officer in the firm's La Jolla, California, office. Brian currently serves on CBRE's Global Operating Committee.  An active MBA member for more than 25 years, Brian has served in several leadership positions within the organization. He currently serves as 2019 Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Brian also serves on MBA's Executive Committee as well as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and co-chair of the GSE Reform Committee. Brian previously served on the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Directors (COMBOG), and is the former Chairman of the Task Force on GSE Reform and Capital Markets Committee.  Brian is an author of numerous industry articles and a regular contributor to national and local publications. He is an experienced guest speaker, panelist and moderator for numerous organizations and industry conferences nationwide, including MBA.

    Susan Stewart, 2019 MBA Chairman Elect, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Susan Stewart is the 2019 MBA Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. She currently serves as a member of MBA’s Board of Directors and is the immediate past Vice-Chair of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). Stewart serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) and both Stewart and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized as Guardian level donors of the organization. She currently serves on MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and has previously served on MBA’s Loan Production and Fraud Prevention Committees.



    Kristy Fercho, 2020 Vice Chairman and President of Mortgage, Flagstar Bank

    Kristy Fercho joined Flagstar Bank in 2017 as executive vice president and president of Mortgage. In this capacity, she is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of mortgage and secondary marketing for Flagstar and for the continued expansion of Flagstar’s mortgage business. Flagstar is the nation’s fifth largest bank mortgage originator.  Prior to Flagstar, Fercho spent 15 years with Fannie Mae, ultimately serving as senior vice president, customer delivery executive, responsible for the end-to-end strategy and business performance of all single-family customers in the western United States, representing an acquisition volume of over $300 billion. Her experience in the mortgage industry is broad and deep, covering mortgage originations, fulfillment, risk management, secondary marketing, servicing, technology initiatives, and regulation.  Prior to Fannie Mae, she worked for eight years at PepsiCo, reaching the level of director of Human Resources for several corporate functions worldwide. Fercho began her career at Baxter Healthcare in sales, operations, and HR positions.  Fercho serves on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Detroit Zoological Society. MReport honored her as one of the Top Women in Housing, Diversity Journal listed her among its Women Worth Watching, National Mortgage Professional Magazine named her to its list of Most Powerful Women, and the Michigan Chronicle selected her for its Women of Excellence recognition.

     

  • MBA Education Event,

    Networking Opportunities,

    Reception

  • Opening Reception in THE HUB: Austin City Limits

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    Exhibit Hours,

    HUB Event,

    Networking Opportunities,

    Reception

Monday, October 28, 2019

  • Continental Breakfast

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom Foyer

    Breakfast,

    Networking Opportunities

  • Registration

    Location: Level 1,
    Solar Atrium

    Registration

  • Committee Meeting

  • Gravitas New York

    Location: Level 1,
    Solar Atrium

    Special Event

  • Member Engagement Suite

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 15

    Member Services Event

  • Opening General Session featuring Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Christopher M. George, 2019 MBA Chairman, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMG Financial

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, 2020 MBA Chairman, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE

    Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, (Ret.), Retired Navy Four-Star Admiral, Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations (2011-2014), Policy Advisor and Member, Council on Foreign Relations

    Senator John Cornyn, (R-TX)

    David Sheeler, Executive Vice President, Freedom Mortgage

    General Session

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    A retired Navy Four-Star Admiral, William H. McRaven is best known for changing the world when he commanded the daring operation that brought down Osama bin Laden. Admiral McRaven’s long and impressive Naval career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He also commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Phillips. Drawing on his distinguished 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL, he identifies small life lessons that make a big difference. As author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... and Maybe the World, as well as the current New York Times best-seller Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, Admiral McRaven has a lifetime of experiences that will inspire and motivate you. We are honored that Admiral McRaven will kick things off in the Opening General Session, following welcome remarks from Texas Senator John Cornyn and from MBA leadership.

    Speaker(s)

    Christopher M. George, 2019 MBA Chairman, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMG Financial

    Christopher M. George, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, a privately held Mortgage Bank, headquartered in San Ramon, California. The company conducts business in 50 states and the District of Columbia and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Founded in 1993, the company is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, market innovation and operational agility. Under George's direction, CMG Financial has developed into a robust firm making its products and services available to the market nationally through three distinct origination channels including wholesale, correspondent and retail lending which also serves the home builder, real estate and credit union communities. CMG Financial offers a variety of home financing solutions including their proprietary products and programs, such as the All In One Home LoanTM, which facilitates faster loan payoff, and HomeFundItTM, to enable buyers to raise their down payment.  In addition to his role at CMG Financial, George has served on the MBA's Board of Directors since 2012, is a member of MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA's Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, as well as an active member of MBA's advocacy efforts. George serves on the Board of Directors for MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM. He is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, George is past Chairman for California Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.  In 2012, George established the CMG Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor to support non-profit organizations at both the community and national levels. To date the CMG Foundation has provided valued funding for the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program, MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM, Homes for Our Troops, and the Cancer Support Community SF Bay Area programs, as well as benefitting a host of other local organizations.

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, 2020 MBA Chairman, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE

    Brian Stoffers, CMB, is Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Global President, Debt & Structured Finance at CBRE, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Under his leadership, approximately 180 professionals have originated approximately $300 billion in loan volume since 2007. Additionally, this practice maintains a loan services portfolio of more than $180 billion globally.  Brian has extensive experience in the origination, structuring, placement, closing and servicing of commercial real estate debt for life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, debt funds and loans, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA and Wall Street sources.  Prior to the CB Richard Ellis acquisition of L.J. Melody in 1996, Brian served as senior vice president and Southwest Regional Manager for CB Commercial's mortgage banking division. He began his career with Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1981 and became a senior real estate finance officer in the firm's La Jolla, California, office. Brian currently serves on CBRE's Global Operating Committee.  An active MBA member for more than 25 years, Brian has served in several leadership positions within the organization. He currently serves as 2019 Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Brian also serves on MBA's Executive Committee as well as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and co-chair of the GSE Reform Committee. Brian previously served on the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Directors (COMBOG), and is the former Chairman of the Task Force on GSE Reform and Capital Markets Committee.  Brian is an author of numerous industry articles and a regular contributor to national and local publications. He is an experienced guest speaker, panelist and moderator for numerous organizations and industry conferences nationwide, including MBA.

    Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Robert Broeksmit (Bob) is President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Bob is a senior finance executive and corporate officer with a 33-year career in the mortgage sector. He has directed all aspects of lending activities, including marketing, sales, operations, secondary marketing, loan servicing, and default management. He has also served as a mortgage underwriting expert testifying on many large, high-profile cases.

    Prior to joining MBA in 2018, Bob served as President and Chief Operating Officer with Treliant, heading the firm's mortgage litigation support practice and serving diverse financial services clientele including large banks, independent mortgage lenders, community banks, credit unions, and service providers to the mortgage industry. As a Washington-based financial services consultancy, Treliant's mortgage practice included strategic advisory for executive management and corporate boards; litigation defense, including file reviews, litigation strategy, expert reports, and expert testimony; CFPB examination preparation and implementation of mortgage regulations promulgated by the CFPB and other regulators; and operational aspects of mortgage banking, ranging from origination to servicing and loss mitigation.  Before Treliant, Bob held senior leadership positions in the mortgage business, including fourteen years with Chevy Chase Bank (including after its purchase by Capital One), where he was Executive Vice President and President of its B.F. Saul Mortgage Company subsidiary. Bob also was a Vice President at Prudential Home Mortgage for seven years. He has overseen annual originations of $9 billion, a balance sheet of $10 billion in residential mortgages, and a servicing portfolio of $20 billion. He also held positions at Great Western Mortgage, Krupp Residential Mortgage, and The Money Store.  Bob has served as the Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Residential Board of Governors and as a member of its Board of Directors. Firms under his leadership have garnered multiple awards for servicing operations excellence, including Freddie Mac's Tier One and Hall of Fame designations. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and a graduate of Yale University.

    Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, (Ret.), Retired Navy Four-Star Admiral, Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations (2011-2014), Policy Advisor and Member, Council on Foreign Relations

    Admiral William H. McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Phillips. McRaven is also credited with developing the plan and leading the Osama bin Laden mission in 2011.  As the Chancellor of the UT System, he led one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. As the chief executive officer of the UT System, McRaven oversaw 14 institutions that educated 220,000 students, and employed 20,000 faculty and more than 80,000 health care professionals, researchers, and staff.  McRaven is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the National Football Foundation, and the Board of Directors of CoconoPhilips.  McRaven has been recognized for his leadership numerous times. In 2011, he was the first runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named McRaven one of the nation’s “Top 10 Foreign Policy Experts.” In 2014, Politico magazine named McRaven one of the “Politico 50,” citing his leadership as instrumental in cutting though Washington bureaucracy. In 2015, he received the Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service in defending the values of democracy. In 2016, McRaven was named the recipient of the Ambassador Richard M. Helms Award by the CIA Officers’ Memorial Foundation. This year, 2018, he will be receiving the Judge William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of service to the nation.  McRaven graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a degree in Journalism, and received his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey in 1991.  McRaven is the author of two books, SPEC OPS: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare and Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World, based on his 2014 UT Commencement Speech that received worldwide attention.  McRaven is now a leadership consultant and stays active with his writing, speaking, and board commitments.

    Senator John Cornyn, (R-TX)

    Sen. Cornyn was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in San Antonio.  He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and has earned a national reputation as an articulate and powerful voice for Texas and conservative values in Washington.  Senator Cornyn has dedicated his career to strengthening the economy through lower taxes, reducing federal spending, and fighting job-killing regulations.  In 2006, Senator Cornyn won his third “Hero of the Taxpayer” Award from Americans for Tax Reform.  For his commitment to small businesses in Texas and across the country, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Sen. Cornyn the “Small Business Advocate of the Year” in 2013.  Sen. Cornyn serves on the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.  From 2013 until 2018 Sen. Cornyn was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Whip, the second-highest ranking position in the Senate Republican Conference.  Sen. Cornyn has served the people of Texas for the last three decades, first as a district judge and later as a member of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Attorney General. 

    David Sheeler, Executive Vice President, Freedom Mortgage

    David Sheeler serves as Executive Vice President at Freedom Mortgage leading the Correspondent Lending Division since 2014.  Under his leadership the division has significant grown its whole loan presence and launched both Co-Issue and flow MSR acquisition programs.   Mr. Sheeler has held various roles in the mortgage industry including Executive Vice President of Correspondent Lending and branch operations at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital and the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Pricing & Trading Operations Manager in the Correspondent Lending Division of JPMorgan Chase.  David Sheeler has also worked at Countrywide Financial and served in various roles with subsidiaries of BNP Paribas, included Mergers & Acquisition, Divisional Chief Financial Officer, and Director of International Development. He earned a CPA working at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the financial services group. 

  • Press Room (Credentialed Media Only)

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 14

    Press Event

  • COFFEE SPOT in THE HUB

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event,

    Networking Opportunities

  • HUB Event

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    Visit the DISCOVERY STAGE in THE HUB for 30-minute Spotlight Sessions on industry hot topics and a Product Showcase featuring live demos of the latest products and services.

    Monday's Schedule

    10:30 AM-10:40 AM 
    Product Showcase: Account Connect by Sagent Lending Technologies
    See how this borrower self-service portal can provide lead generation support that allows you to act immediately when interest rates fluctuate to send hundreds of thousands of targeted communications to your clients and track borrower interests.

    10:45 AM-10:55 AM
    Product Showcase: DocuSign Rooms for Mortgage
    Learn how to accelerate closing times and improve your borrower experience with a secure, digital workspace for everyone involved in the closing process.

    12:30 AM – 12:40 PM
    Product Showcase: MortgageFlexONE
    Hear how an LOS can work with HELOCS, construction, manufactured homes, consumer, retail, wholesale, and more to operate on a normalized, relational database, using API's to customize to your needs.

    12:45 PM – 12:55 PM
    Product Showcase: Mortgage Phish
    Learn how to defend your company against wire fraud, ransomware and phishing threats through attack simulation and training.

    1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
    Product Showcase: AI Foundry’s Agile Mortgages Solution
    See how you can incorporate the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate manual, labor-intensive mortgage processes from point of sale to loan origination.

    1:15 PM – 1:25 PM
    Product Showcase: Volly's Automated Customer Journeys and Analytics
    Come see how this innovative, component-based marketing automation platform seamlessly integrates marketing and customer engagement strategies with robust lending technologies.

    1:30 PM – 1:55 PM
    Spotlight Session: MLO Temporary Authority - What You Need to Know
    The federal law implementing mortgage loan originator temporary authority goes into effect on November 24, 2019. Learn what loan originators and state-regulated companies need to know in order to be ready to take advantage of this important new opportunity.

    2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
    Spotlight Session: Solving Common Credit Questions
    Get tips and tools to build loyal relationships with consumers through the credit process. Topics include affordability scenario planning, evaluating mortgage readiness and more.

    2:30 PM- 2:40 PM
    Product Showcase: Surefire CRM by Top of Mind Networks
    Learn how an online marketing platform can grow your sales pipeline through automation and personalized, one-to-one marketing campaigns.

    2:45 PM – 2:55 PM
    Product Showcase: LoanComplete™
    See how artificial intelligence and automation technologies can help lenders handle increasing amounts of data, under tight deadlines, faster and with higher quality results – getting lenders to the finish line faster.

    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Spotlight Session: LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
    Increase your connections and find opportunity! Learn five great practices to boost your presence directly from a LinkedIn coach.

     

     

  • THE HUB is Open

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    Exhibit Hours,

    HUB Event,

    Networking Opportunities

  • THE MEETING SPOT: LinkedIn Profile Consultations

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4


    Speaker(s)

    Debbie Wemyss, Founder, DW Consulting Solutions LLC

    HUB Event

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    Sign up for a 15-minute LinkedIn Profile Consultation with an expert coach. Find out what your profile says about you and learn strategies to build and engage your network. 

     

    Speaker(s)

    Debbie Wemyss, Founder, DW Consulting Solutions LLC

    A New Englander, Debbie Wemyss (weemz) currently lives in South Florida having enjoyed a 35-year career in PR, marketing, and fundraising for corporations and nonprofits. She Founded DW Consulting Solutions LLC in 2011 to fill a void in social media, offering expert coaching on using LinkedIn as a powerful branding and marketing tool.  Having coached over 750 individual professionals in 24 countries and hundreds more through workshops and speaking engagements, Ms. Wemyss is passionate about the marketing power of the world’s largest professional networking site.  Her firm focuses on offering customized LinkedIn Coaching for Corporations, Individual Professionals, Professionals in Transition in addition to Live Webinars and Speaking Engagements. An active volunteer with SCORE (Palm Beach and Broward Florida chapters), Ms. Wemyss and her team also coach entrepreneurs and startups. Partnering with area colleges, DW Consulting Solutions advises college students about the importance of developing a LinkedIn Network long before they seek their first job, post-graduation. She is active in several networking organizations,

  • Refreshment Break in THE HUB

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event,

    Networking Opportunities,

    Refreshment Break

  • HUB Event

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    See how this borrower self-service portal can provide lead generation support that allows you to act immediately when interest rates fluctuate to send hundreds of thousands of targeted communications to your clients and track borrower interests

  • THE MEETING SPOT: Book Signing with Admiral McRaven

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event

  • HUB Event

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    Learn how to accelerate closing times and improve your borrower experience with a secure, digital workspace for everyone involved in the closing process.

  • General Session: Update from Washington

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    The Honorable Mark Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

    The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Sales, ServiceLink

    General Session

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    Hear from two of Washington’s top voices in housing policy, the U.S. Secretary of Housing, Dr. Ben Carson, and the FHFA Director, Dr. Mark Calabria.

    Speaker(s)

    The Honorable Mark Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

    Dr. Calabria has served as Chief Economist to Vice President Pence since February 2017. Prior to his work in the White House, he was director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute. Before joining Cato in 2009, he spent six years as a member of the senior professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where he handled issues related to housing, mortgage finance, economics, banking and insurance for Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL). Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, Calabria served as deputy assistant secretary for regulatory affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and also held a variety of positions at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of Realtors.  Dr. Calabria has also been a research associate with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies. He has extensive experience evaluating the impacts of legislative and regulatory proposals on financial and real estate markets. He holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University.

    The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    On March 2nd, 2017, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history.   In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head.  He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.  Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy.  The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.  Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments.  The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has recognized more than 7,300 scholars, awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships, and installed more than 150 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.  Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education.  He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.  He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.

    Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Sales, ServiceLink

    Dave Howard is the Executive Vice President of Sales at ServiceLink. In addition to leading the Sales team, he’s responsible for developing and executing more broad Go-To-Market strategies for retention and for growth.  A financial services industry veteran, Dave has previously built and led teams focused on software development, domestic sales and a global sales operations at several leading companies including Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) and Metavante Technologies.

  • General Session: An Era of New Leadership for the GSEs

    Location: Level 4,
    Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2019 MBA Chairman Elect, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    David Brickman, Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac

    Hugh R. Frater, Chief Executive Officer, Fannie Mae

    Kurt Pfotenhauer, Vice Chairman, First American Financial Corp (NYSE: FAF)

    General Session

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    In recent months, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have appointed new Chief Executive Officers, ushering in a new era of leadership for the GSEs.  Join us as MBA’s Chairman-Elect interviews them about the strategic vision and top priorities they have for their organizations. 

    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2019 MBA Chairman Elect, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Susan Stewart is the 2019 MBA Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. She currently serves as a member of MBA’s Board of Directors and is the immediate past Vice-Chair of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). Stewart serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) and both Stewart and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized as Guardian level donors of the organization. She currently serves on MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and has previously served on MBA’s Loan Production and Fraud Prevention Committees.



    David Brickman, Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac

    David Brickman is Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the United States. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
    Previously, Brickman served as President of Freddie Mac and was responsible for all three of Freddie Mac's business lines – Single-Family, Multifamily and Capital Markets – as well as the information technology and operations areas that support these business lines. Prior to this role, he was the head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he presided over a remarkable period of growth – raising annual production from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018 and increasing the organization from 300 staff members in four offices to approximately 1000 employees in a dozen locations across the country. He also firmly established the company's flagship K-Deal Securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance markets. Brickman also drove significant innovation and an expansion in Freddie Mac's products and offerings – particularly those that serve the growing need for affordable and workforce housing.  Before serving as head of Multifamily, Brickman served as senior vice president and vice president in charge of the Multifamily Capital Markets business area. In these positions, he oversaw all functions relating to Freddie Mac's multifamily and CMBS investment and capital markets activities. He is the key architect behind several of Freddie Mac's innovative multifamily financing products, including the Capital Markets Execution and K-Deal program, Reference Bill ARM, fixed-to-float suite of products, and Performance-Based PC, for which he holds a U.S. patent.  Prior to joining Freddie Mac in 1999, Brickman co-led the Mortgage Finance and Credit Analysis consulting group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Hugh R. Frater, Chief Executive Officer, Fannie Mae

    Hugh R. Frater is Fannie Mae's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He sets the overall enterprise vision and strategic direction of the company and is a member of the company's Board of Directors.  Mr. Frater served as Interim CEO from October 2018 through March 2019 and has served on Fannie Mae’s Board since 2016. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of VEREIT, Inc. Mr. Frater previously led Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, a national commercial real estate company providing comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties. He served as Chairman of Berkadia from April 2014 to December 2015 and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Berkadia from 2010 to April 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frater was an Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services, where he led the real estate division, and was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. 

    Kurt Pfotenhauer, Vice Chairman, First American Financial Corp (NYSE: FAF)

    Kurt Pfotenhauer is Vice Chairman of First American Financial Corp (NYSE: FAF), a family of over 100 companies whose core business lines include title insurance, settlement services, property data, home warranty products, property and casualty insurance as well as banking, trust and wealth management services.  Reporting directly to the CEO, Kurt’s responsibilities include managing the company’s executive level relationships with the company’s largest customers, the U.S. Congress and executive branch.  He also leads an innovation effort within corporation to automate title decisioning using artificial intelligence.  Prior to joining First American, Kurt served as chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based American Land Title Association (ALTA).  Prior to joining ALTA, Kurt served as senior vice president of government affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where he was twice named one of Washington, D.C.’s top lobbyists. He previously served as chief of staff for Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Rep. Denny Smith (R-OR), and was vice president of public affairs for United Parcel Service.

     

    Kurt currently serves on the MBA's Board of Directors, Board of Directors of the Opens Doors Foundation, and sits on the Housing Policy Council's executive committee. He previously chaired the Board of Directors of MERS Corp and is past chair of the MBA’s political action committee (MORPAC) and presently chairs the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).

  • Lunch in THE HUB

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event,

    Lunch,

    Networking Opportunities

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    With the ever-changing landscape of the mortgage industry, it’s important to maintain fresh and innovative approaches to your business strategy.  Join us for a roundtable discussion exploring how millennials can succeed in increasing their impact in the mortgage finance space. You must be attending the Annual Convention to participate. To register, email mPact@mba.org. Lunch will be provided.  

    Panelist include:

    Moderator: Travis Kniffen, Director, Platform Partnerships, Roostify
    Panelist:  Mary Nguyen, National Sales Manager, CMG Financial
    Panelist: Jim Paolino, CEO, LodeStar Software Solutions
    Panelist: Candace Russell, Vice President – Post Sale, Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

  • THE DISCOVERY STAGE: Product Showcase - MortgageFlexONE

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event

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    Hear how an LOS can work with HELOCS, construction, manufactured homes, consumer, retail, wholesale, and more to operate on a normalized, relational database, using API's to customize to your needs.

  • THE DISCOVERY STAGE: Product Showcase - Mortgage Phish

    Location: THE HUB: Level 1,
    Exhibit Hall 4

    HUB Event

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    Learn how to defend your company against wire fraud, ransomware and phishing threats through attack simulation and training.

  • HUB Event

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    See how you can incorporate the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate manual, labor-intensive mortgage processes from point of sale to loan origination.

  • HUB Event

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    Come see how this innovative, component-based marketing automation platform seamlessly integrates marketing and customer engagement strategies with robust lending technologies.

    Volly and Docutech are making a joint donation of $35,000 to "Mobile Loaves & Fishes" (MLF) to help provide housing to people leaving chronic homeless in the Austin region. “MLF's tireless work to transform for the better the lives of Austin’s most vulnerable is truly inspirational,” said Volly CEO, Jerry Halbrook. “It’s proof that simple kindness does indeed go a long way. We are thrilled to be supporting this unique and compassionate organization and the noble cause of caring for the homeless.”

  • Committee Meeting

  • INNOVATION AND TECH TRACK: Rockin’ Down the Digital Highway

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 17


    Speaker(s)

    Steve Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-.Founder, Finicity

    Nancy Alley, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Simplifile

    Tammy Richards, Chief Operating Officer, loanDepot.com, LLC

    Teresa Blake, Managing Director, KPMG LLP

    Erik L. Schmitt, CFA, CPA, Managing Director, Chase Home Lending

    Breakout Session,

    Innovation and Tech Track

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    Take a trip down the digital highway in this session that examines the status of digital mortgage at each step of the mortgage process – customer acquisition, document collection, underwriting, closing and post-closing.  Experts provide a road map to where we are, where we are going, and where roadblocks exist.

    Speaker(s)

    Steve Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-.Founder, Finicity

    Financial services entrepreneur Steve Smith is the Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Finicity, an industry innovation platform providing consumer-permissioned financial data and insights. Steve has built a strong reputation with customers and partners for developing creative strategies and disruptive technologies that deliver market efficiencies, provide better experiences and enable new business models. He has been the creative force behind many of Finicity’s offerings for financial data APIs, credit decisioning tools and financial wellness solutions.  In building Finicity, Steve has leveraged executive leadership experiences from public and private organizations, spanning large enterprises to small start-ups. Highlights include senior executive responsibilities for the world’s largest supplier of data communications products for mobile computers, where he is credited as a pioneer in mobile data communications, and turning around a large industrial manufacturer to become a leader in its market.  Steve is a member of the MISMO board of directors and was a 2018 Housingwire Vanguard winner.

    Nancy Alley, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Simplifile

    Nancy brings more than 28 years of financial services and mortgage industry experience to her role as the Vice President of Strategic Planning at Simplifile. She has dedicated her career to driving innovation and leveraging technology in the mortgage industry. Nancy served as a Board of Director of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) from 2016 through 2018, driving adoption of industry standards. Nancy is particularly passionate about “e” adoption, demonstrated by her role of the MISMO eMortgage workgroup from 2014-2016.  As a noted industry thought leader, Nancy has received numerous industry awards. Recently, Nancy was named to Mortgage Professional America’s 2018 Hot 100, recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine on its 2018 list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women, awarded a “Tech All-Star” by the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2017, and recognized as a “Woman of Influence” by HousingWire Magazine in 2016.

    Tammy Richards, Chief Operating Officer, loanDepot.com, LLC

    As Chief Operating Officer, Tammy Richards is responsible for the growth and refinement of loanDepot’s loan production processes including underwriting, processing, funding and closing, as well as quality assurance protocols.  An industry veteran with significant experience in operations, she and her team are continuously seeking opportunities to simplify and improve our consumer-facing loan processes.  Most recently, Tammy and her team unveiled the industry’s first end-to-end digital loan, mello smartloan™. The product of significant investments of time and technology, this industry breakthrough will forever change how customers engage in the mortgage loan process.  Tammy has held senior leadership roles at Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Caliber Home Loans, overseeing the industry’s ongoing tech integration.

    Teresa Blake, Managing Director, KPMG LLP

    Teresa is a true “hand’s on” consultant with over twenty five years of diverse consulting & industry experience. She is a results-focused leader with demonstrated ability to formulate & implement organizational change strategies, process improvements, and technology solutions to satisfy a range of strategic imperatives. She has a proven record of managing large-scale, mission critical initiatives through the entire project lifecycle, including scope management, issue resolution, risk mitigation, and execution.  Teresa led both vendor due diligence to select a new Mortgage Loan Origination System (LOS) and the LOS Planning/Configuration Execution phase of BKFS’ Empower Retail LOS implementation with two large regional lenders.  She led the LOS Implementation of Empower with a large mid-west regional lender and an Empower User Acceptance Testing program with a large investment bank.  She completed an Empower upgrade for a lender in Northern California.  She completed a Point of Sale (POS) & Pricing Engine selection for a Top 5 Canadian Bank.  She has also recently wrapped up Optimization assessment work at a Top 5 International Bank and a LOS Selection for a BPO provider and a growing mortgage bank in Oklahoma

    Erik L. Schmitt, CFA, CPA, Managing Director, Chase Home Lending

    Erik Schmitt is the Product Executive for Chase Home Lending.  In this role, Erik leads product management for the Firm’s originations and servicing businesses to ensure its products meet the needs of customers, while positioning the mortgage business for long-term success.  Previously, Erik led a team responsible for the Firm’s foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation products. In this capacity he worked closely with investors and regulators to influence the future of foreclosure prevention and customer assistance. Erik was also responsible for designing and executing the Firm’s servicing strategy on loan sales and subservicing.  Since joining JPMorgan Chase in 2008, Erik has served in a number of roles throughout the organization.  These include Capital Markets and Finance, primarily focused on strategy, portfolio management and analytics.  Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Erik worked as a Senior Trader and Portfolio Manager at Washington Mutual and as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Erik has over 10 years of experience in Capital Markets and Mortgage Banking, has the right to use the CFA designation and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

  • MARKET OPPORTUNITIES TRACK: Hit the High Notes: Staying Profitable

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 18A


    Speaker(s)

    Marina Walsh, Vice President, Industry Analysis, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Seth Sprague, CMB, Principal, STRATMOR Group

    Suzy Lindblom, Chief Operating Officer, Planet Home Lending

    Rick Bechtel, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Residential Lending, TD Bank

    Allison Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Success Mortgage Partners

    Breakout Session,

    Market Opportunities Track

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    How can lenders harness origination gains, contain costs and optimize resources to ensure long-term financial viability? This session brings together experts who offer solutions, including operating strategies, technology improvements, workflow efficiencies, and approaches to managing personnel, particularly sales staff.

    Speaker(s)

    Marina Walsh, Vice President, Industry Analysis, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers. She has worked in real estate finance for close to twenty years. Currently, she leads the management and direction for the annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program and other ad hoc surveys and policy analyses. She is also MBA's spokesperson for the Quarterly National Delinquency Survey.  In addition, Walsh conducts specialty workshops, symposiums and roundtables on a variety of current topics critical to the mortgage industry and provides program advisory support for several conferences, particularly MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference and its National Servicing Conference. She is an instructor for several MBA Education webinars and courses, including the Introductory and Advanced Schools of Mortgage Servicing and the Future Leaders Program. Results of her work have been published in all of the major trade publications as well as national and local newspapers. She is a frequent speaker at MBA and other industry events and conferences.  Walsh was named to HousingWire's "2016 Women of Influence" list. The list, which is based on nominations from the industry, highlights women who are making significant contributions to mortgage banking and real estate.  Prior to joining MBA, Walsh was a manager in Ernst and Young's Real Estate Advisory Services Group where her focus was Federal credit program design, implementation and performance measurement. She started her career in the Management Training Program, then subsequently the financial planning division, of the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

    Seth Sprague, CMB, Principal, STRATMOR Group

    Seth Sprague joined STRATMOR Group as a Principal early in 2019 with more than 20 years of mortgage banking and servicing valuation experience. Seth specializes in mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), servicing, cash flows, liquidity and mortgage profitability strategies.  Prior to joining STRATMOR, Seth served as EVP of Trading & Analytics at PHOENIX, an advisory firm for MSR and whole loan trading, mortgage services and analytics. His primary responsibilities at Phoenix included managing bulk and flow MSR transactions and strategic valuation solutions to meet the needs of PHOENIX clients. Additionally, Seth served as Senior Vice President—Servicing Asset Manager at SunTrust Mortgage for more than 10 years, where he led the servicing rights valuation team.  In 2018, Seth was selected as Secretary of the MBA’s Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) Society and serves on several committees with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) including the Financial Management Steering Committee, MBA’s Servicing Council for the 21st Century, MBA’s BASEL III and the Servicing Compensation Working Group. Seth is a frequent speaker at various MBA and other industry conferences, often speaking on liquidity and the overall challenges present in the mortgage industry. An instructor with the MBA’s School of Mortgage Banking (SOMB) program since 2007, Seth teaches “Servicing/MSR Day” and is an instructor for the MBA School of Mortgage Servicing. In 2019, Seth taught “The Secondary Market” for NAMMBA (The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America).

    Suzy Lindblom, Chief Operating Officer, Planet Home Lending

    Planet Home Lending, LLC Chief Operating Officer Suzy Lindblom is known for her ability to develop process efficiencies and identify areas for potential cost savings while keeping customer service levels and loan quality high.  Before joining Planet Home Lending, Lindblom helped grow some of the best-known brands in the mortgage industry, including Stearns Lending, where she was managing director, national fulfillment and operations, leading a multi-billion, multichannel business. During her four decades in the business, she also worked at MetLife Bank, Bank of America, CitiMortgage, GMAC Mortgage Corp. and Countrywide Home Loans.  Recognized by the mortgage industry for her efforts and accomplishments, Lindblom serves on the Board of Directors of NEXT, and has won numerous awards including Progress in Lending 2019 Most Powerful Women in FinTech, HousingWire’s 2019 and 2015 Women of Influence, MPA’s 2017 Elite Women, and was named to the National Diversity Council’s Southern California 2016 Most Powerful & Influential Women list.

    Rick Bechtel, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Residential Lending, TD Bank

    Rick Bechtel is Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Residential Lending for TD Bank. Based in Mount Laurel, NJ, Rick has footprint-wide accountability for all aspects of the Mortgage and Home Equity businesses, including strategy, product and technology development, portfolio and P&L management, capital and secondary markets, Customer experience, and leadership of national sales across the Retail, Correspondent and Consumer Direct channels.  Rick is responsible for driving growth and development of a best-in-class technology platform designed to support all of TD's businesses and channels to drive speed, efficiency and service, while maintaining the bank's risk appetite and unique focus on the Customer.  With 30 years of banking and management experience, Rick is a versatile leader in the residential lending industry with expertise in sales, operations, capital markets, compliance, marketing, technology and product development. He most recently served as Managing Director, Head of Mortgage Banking at CIBC US, a leading Canadian-based global financial institution, where he led the business to win the inaugural Mortgage Bankers Association Diversity & Inclusion Award.  An accomplished executive, Rick has also built and led preeminent sales teams at both Wells Fargo and Chase, with demonstrated success in profitably scaling the business, while capturing significant cross-sell and market share. Rick's strong passion for the Customer, combined with his keen understanding of Store networks, brand, model and culture, position him to drive the growth and profitability of the TD Residential Lending businesses.  He is a well-regarded industry leader, currently serving on the Mortgage Bankers Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Ellie Mae's Executive Advisory Board and speaking regularly at national conferences on subjects ranging from M&A and sales strategy to organizational diversity.

    Allison Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Success Mortgage Partners

    With over 27 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Allison Johnston, Chief Operating Officer of Success Mortgage Partners, understands the industry inside and out, and what it takes to grow a successful company.  Her knowledge of the industry was learned while obtaining her bachelor’s in business management and through hands on experience in management roles throughout mortgage operations. Currently serving as the MIAB as Vice President, former MMLA as State Board President, and current MMLA Ambassador and Membership Committee chair, and TMC Board Member, Johnston is able to bring a fresh perspective and understanding to all facets of the industry.  Since Johnston’s arrival at SMP in 2013, SMP has doubled in size and the company celebrates a 95% retention rate in both sales and operations. Johnston holds an MLO license in each one of the 28 states that Success Mortgage Partners is licensed in.  Next month, Allison is to teach and facilitate her first class through the MBA.

  • POLICY TRACK: Live from Austin: The Future of Doing Business with FHA

    Location: Level 4,
    Room 16


    Speaker(s)

    The Honorable Brian D. Montgomery, Federal Housing Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    David Chow, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Gisele Roget, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Single Family-Housing, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Keith N. Becker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Dror Oppenheimer, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Breakout Session,

    Policy Track

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    Hear from leaders holding starring roles in FHA’s current transformation. After opening remarks from Assistant Secretary Montgomery, learn how originators, servicers, and others will be able to work more profitably, sustainably, and efficiently with FHA.

    Speaker(s)

    The Honorable Brian D. Montgomery, Federal Housing Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Brian D. Montgomery serves as the Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner for HUD. Nominated by President Trump in September 2017, his confirmation marks the first time an individual has served as head of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) twice, and under three different Administrations.  Mr. Montgomery has also been delegated certain duties of the Deputy Secretary. Through this role he manages the day-to-day operations of the agency and advises and assists the Secretary in leading the Department’s nearly 8,000 employees.  With over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector, including his first term as Commissioner from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Montgomery brings to HUD a deep knowledge of housing issues and vast experience spearheading large-scale policy initiatives. He is known for his work in reforming the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, developing solutions to assist struggling homeowners during the financial crisis, and his leadership of FHA modernization efforts that led to legislation in 2008.  As Federal Housing Commissioner, Montgomery is responsible for the management of FHA’s $1.3 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio, which includes its Single Family, Multifamily, and Health Care programs. As Assistant Secretary for Housing, he also oversees HUD’s project-based Section 8 rental assistance housing program, the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.  In addition to his first term as FHA Commissioner, Montgomery’s government experience includes serving as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, including serving as Secretary of the Cabinet from 2003 to 2005, and as a member of the Federal Housing Finance Board and the board of NeighborWorks America. While serving as Secretary to the Cabinet, Montgomery was appointed as the White House primary point of contact for the shuttle Columbia accident investigation in February 2003. For the effort, Montgomery was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2004.

    David Chow, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    David Chow was sworn in as HUD’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Monday, August 20, 2018, coming to the Department with 18 years of government experience, including a decade of executive-level work, in information technology and cybersecurity.  David brings a deep well of IT experience in the Federal government including leadership positions at the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Highway Administration. During this time, he has played a critical role in IT modernization and solution delivery efforts at the agencies he worked. Fluent in data management, cloud deployment, grant/financial management systems, David is experienced in IT operations, information security policy, and capital planning and organizational enhancement.  As HUD’s CIO, David will oversee a comprehensive technology modernization effort to move beyond some of the Department’s obsolete mainframe technology and into the cloud. In addition, David and his team will continue working with GSA’s Center of Excellence to consolidate HUD’s business applications, with a particular focus on streamlining the Department’s grants process. “I would characterize my leadership style as collaborative, working closely with stakeholders to bring about needed changes.”

    Gisele Roget, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Single Family-Housing, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Gisele Roget is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing at the Federal Housing Administration. Ms. Roget’s responsibilities include directing and implementing homeownership policy for the nation’s primary mortgage program for moderate income borrowers. In this capacity, Ms. Roget oversees an insurance-in-force portfolio of 8 million loans with an unpaid principal balance of $1.2 trillion. Prior to joining FHA, Ms. Roget held senior roles in the Global Government Relations division of MetLife where she directed legislative and policy strategy for the largest U.S. life insurer. From 2007-2014, Ms. Roget served on the Professional Staff of the Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives where she worked on the development and oversight of key financial services legislation including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

    Keith N. Becker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Risk Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Keith Becker is the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Risk Officer in the Office of Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  He has served in this capacity since November 2018.  In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing a comprehensive risk governance infrastructure that establishes a risk appetite and independently monitors and reports on financial, mortgage credit, counterparty credit, and operational risks that impact the risk profile of the Office of Housing within FHA.  Mr. Becker also develops effective strategies and procedures to mitigate current and emerging risks of FHA’s $1.3 trillion portfolio of single-family and commercial mortgage insurance-in-force.  Mr. Becker is a veteran of more than 35 years in the mortgage industry, spending 26 years at Freddie Mac where he completed his tenure as vice president and chief credit officer in their Single Family division.  In that capacity, he developed and implemented credit, collateral and insurance policies and risk limits, communicated credit and collateral policies and standards to Freddie Mac customers, negotiated credit and collateral business terms to supplement Guide standards, and managed customer credit performance to achieve targeted results.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with majors in both Economics and Business.  Mr. Becker also completed an advanced risk management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    Dror Oppenheimer, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Dror Oppenheimer joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in December 2018 as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner.  In this role, he provides expert advice and counsel on the management of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)’s $1.3 trillion portfolio of mortgages, including asset management strategies, process improvement and technology implementation.  Mr. Oppenheimer brings a wealth of experience to HUD in leading large mortgage operations, including Underwriting, Investor Reporting, Default Servicing Operations, and REO Operations.  After joining Fannie Mae in 1986, he steadily rose to positions of prominence, including Senior Vice President, Default Servicing Operations from 2015 through 2017.Senior Vice President, National Underwriting Center from 2008 to 2015, and Vice President, Asset Development and Management, from 2000 to 2007.  During his tenure at Fannie Mae, Mr. Oppenheimer led major system and process re-design projects resulting in significant operational and customer service improvements.  He also developed and delivered numerous executive presentations to the Board of Directors, senior management, regulators, and external auditors.

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