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Monday, October 28, 2019

  • 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

    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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