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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

  • Insurance: Safeguarding Your Closing Timeline

    Location: Diamond Ballroom 4,
    Third Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Carina Johnson, Vice President, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    Becky Browning, SVP-Closing & Insurance, Armada Analytics, Inc.

    Misty Leeth, Managing Director, Red Mortgage Capital

    Emily Rasmussen, Managing Director, Operations & GSE Review, Harbor Group Consulting, LLC

    Breakout Session

    If not managed correctly, insurance requirements can delay closing.  Experts discuss the risks the insurance is intended to mitigate, how the insurance request may be interpreted by the agent, how last minute requests or delivery can negatively impact the transaction and information that should be required of the borrower to ensure compliance during the term of the loan.

    Speaker(s)

    Carina Johnson, Vice President, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    Carina Johnson, Vice President in Walker & Dunlop’s Loan Servicing department, assists in leading the company’s insurance compliance division. Ms. Johnson specializes in complex commercial blanket coverage analysis and compliance reviews and she is experienced in managing multiple teams throughout Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s prefunding, servicing, and auditing processes.

    Ms. Johnson joined Walker & Dunlop in 2013 as an Insurance Analyst and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2015.  She has held her current position of Vice President since 2017.  In these roles, Ms. Johnson has designed and implemented customized policies and procedures used to meet multiple lender requirements. Utilizing her insurance and loan servicing expertise, she also works alongside program and web developers to build multiple insurance compliance and workflow systems that improve her team’s efficiency.

     

    Becky Browning, SVP-Closing & Insurance, Armada Analytics, Inc.

    Becky Browning, SVP at Armada Analytics, Inc., oversees closing, insurance review and the Freddie loan purchase departments. Prior to joining Armada, Becky was the owner of Browning Consulting Group consulting with clients in a myriad of areas including loan servicing, underwriting, closings and insurance review.

    Before forming her company, Becky was First VP at Live Oak Capital (which later became a part of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.) She worked in various capacities including supervising the production analytical staff, closing commercial loans and heading the loan servicing department.

    Prior to her tenure at Live Oak, Becky oversaw national servicing for Holliday, Fenoglio, Fowler. She also spent part of her early career with Prudential Realty Group in loan origination and property management and two years as a commercial fee appraiser with Bach Thoreen.

    Misty Leeth, Managing Director, Red Mortgage Capital

    Ms. Leeth joined RED Mortgage Capital, LLC in August 2008 as Vice President and Servicing Manager, and currently serves as Managing Director. In this position, she oversees the Escrow Administration group and manages all facets of escrow administration including taxes, insurance and escrow analysis. Prior to joining RED, Ms. Leeth was employed as Insurance Services Manager and Risk Analyst for Capmark Financial Group where she worked with and managed insurance matters for multifamily assets. Prior to that, she served as a paralegal for Paramount Financial Group and as a Commercial Specialist for State Farm Insurance Companies. Ms. Leeth holds a paralegal certificate from Ohio University, Ohio Property and Casualty insurance license, and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

    Emily Rasmussen, Managing Director, Operations & GSE Review, Harbor Group Consulting, LLC

    Ms. Rasmussen began her career in public finance and equity trading before becoming Head of CMBS Loan Closings at MC Five Mile. While there, she designed and managed the bank’s closing process, overseeing the successful securitization of over two billion in mid-market loans, financing all property types and classes. Since Joining Harbor Group in 2016, Ms. Rasmussen has taken over management of the New York based office, where she oversees Harbor’s agency lending review practice in addition to a variety of balance sheet, bridge loan and construction projects. In addition, she is responsible for Harbor’s global operations and company review standards, which includes management of company analytics procedures, ongoing staff training/development, needs-based process integration for individual clients (both new and existing), technology systems development, and continuous tailoring of procedural and technology platforms in parallel with evolving market and regulatory expectations. Ms. Rasmussen brings lender-side expertise in streamlining the closing process and providing creative solutions that allows Harbor to be an effective and efficient service partner for clients large and small.