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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • Breakout Session: The Policy You Help Make Is the Policy You Take

    Location: 2nd Floor,
    Seaport Ballroom F


    Speaker(s)

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Isaac Boltansky, Director, Policy Research, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC

    Michael Heagerty, CCMS, Principal and Chief Financial Officer, Gantry

    Susan Milazzo, Chief Executive Officer, California Mortgage Bankers Association

    Breakout Session

    The rules of the game impact lenders and their businesses in a variety of ways. What policy issues are in play and what are some of the implications for your business? What is the political landscape in Washington and across the country and how is this impacting the economy? Attend this session to learn from those in the know.

    Speaker(s)

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President, 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.

    Isaac Boltansky, Director, Policy Research, Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC

    As the Director of Policy Research for Compass Point Research & Trading, Mr. Boltansky coordinates the firm’s Washington policy analysis and follows financial services policy issues with a particular focus on mortgage finance, consumer lending, banking regulations, capital formation, and tax policy. Mr. Boltansky joined Compass Point from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Congressional Oversight Panel and previously worked as an analyst at EJF Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund focused exclusively on the financial sector.

    Michael Heagerty, CCMS, Principal and Chief Financial Officer, Gantry

    Michael Heagerty is a Principal and Chief Financial Officer for Gantry. His areas of responsibility include the financial performance, management, and direction of each of the company’s business lines. Michael has managed the expansion of Gantry’s platform including operational, recruiting, and technology initiatives that strive to improve the company’s loan production and servicing capabilities. Since forming Gantry’s Loan Servicing Department in 1994, the department has grown to be one of the top commercial loan servicers in the country with a portfolio representing over $13BB in loans.

    Susan Milazzo, Chief Executive Officer, California Mortgage Bankers Association

    Susan has led the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) since 2004. The organization’s membership is comprised of residential and commercial mortgage bankers and the companies that provide services to those industries. California MBA’s main objective is to represent the real estate finance industry before the California State Legislature and regulatory agencies. Prior to California MBA, she owned an association management firm in Sacramento California providing management and consulting services to a variety of professional organizations. From 1991 through 1996, Susan owned a political fundraising firm in Sacramento with a client base comprised of Republican candidates and elected officials for the State Legislature, local and statewide races. From 1988 through 1991 she served as a Legislative Assistant to a member of the California State Assembly. Her first campaign position was an administrative role on the Reagan-Bush 1984 Presidential campaign in the California headquarters. She lives with her husband on a walnut farm in Oakdale, CA.