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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • General Session - Washington Update


    Speaker(s)

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Steven Plaisance, MAA Chairman and Interim President - Mortgage Banking, Gateway First Bank

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    MBA's Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs Bill Killmer and MBA’s President and CEO Bob Broeksmit welcome attendees to NAC 2021 with their annual update from Washington, including the key issues the association is addressing for members. The Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award will also be announced in this session.

    Speaker(s)

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit 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.

    Steven Plaisance, MAA Chairman and Interim President - Mortgage Banking, Gateway First Bank

    As Gateway First Bank’s Interim* President of Mortgage Banking, Steven Plaisance will ultimately oversee all things mortgage, including retail, correspondent, operations, secondary and servicing. He will also be a key part of the Executive leadership team at Gateway and will help define and set the course for bank activities across all spectrums. *pending regulator approval  Prior to joining Gateway, Steven worked at Arvest Bank for nearly 32 years. He started as a bank teller and worked his way up through mortgage with extensive experience in secondary and capital markets. He would serve as President and CEO of Arvest Bank’s mortgage division including its subsidiary Arvest Central Mortgage Company from 2015 through February of 2021. Steven has been active in the industry for many years, serving on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac advisory boards. He has been active in the Mortgage Bankers Association, going back to his graduation of the Future Leaders Program in 1998.  Steven currently serves as the 2021-22 Chairman of the MBA’s Mortgage Action Alliance.  He is also on the MBA Investment Committee and MBA Consumer Affairs Advisory Council. He served on RESBOG from 2019 through February 2021.

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President for Legislative and 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 three decades in the housing arena, Bill joined MBA in 2010 and is responsible for managing the real estate finance industry's federal legislative, grassroots, and political fundraising activities, in close coordination with the MBA member leadership and its public policy, economics, public affairs, and lobbying teams. He oversees MBA's direct outreach to Congress, and is a regular guest speaker on the intersection of politics, policy, and industry issues.  Under Killmer's leadership, grassroots participation through MBA's Mortgage Action Alliance has tripled, while donations to MORPAC, the industry's political action committee, have more than doubled, enhancing the association's ability to develop and execute effective advocacy strategies on the industry's behalf. Killmer came to MBA after nearly twenty years in the policy space at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he last served as Executive Vice President for Advocacy, managing all aspects of the group's public policy outreach.  During his tenure at both organizations, he has been named as a Washington trade association "Top Lobbyist" by publications such as The Hill and CEO Update.  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, from Baylor University.

  • General Session: One-on-One with Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)


    Speaker(s)

    Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Senator Warnock shares insights on the Senate Banking Committee’s ongoing work to strengthen the nation’s economy in the wake of the pandemic, increase access to homeownership, and bolster affordable rental housing and community development in an interview with MBA's Bob Broeksmit. Sponsored by VantageScore.

    Speaker(s)

    Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah, born one of twelve brothers and sisters raised in coastal Georgia. His father, a veteran, small businessman, and preacher, grew up in Burke and Screven County, GA. Senator Reverend Warnock’s mother grew up in Waycross, GA, where she spent summers picking tobacco and cotton. A graduate of Savannah’s Sol C. Johnson High School, Senator Raphael Warnock’s mother and extended family still lives in the Savannah area. Senator Warnock is a proud graduate of Morehouse College; after graduating from Morehouse, he went onto earn a PhD and begin his career ordained in the ministry. For over 15 years, Senator Warnock has served as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church. Senator Warnock was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in the January 5, 2021, special election runoff for the term ending January 3, 2023, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Johnny Isakson, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler. He took the oath of office on January 20, 2021.

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Robert (Bob) Broeksmit 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.

  • General Session: A Conversation with Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH)


    Speaker(s)

    Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), House Financial Services Committee, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives

    Borden Hoskins, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Congressman Stivers shares his ongoing work promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets in an interview with MBA’s Borden Hoskins. Sponsored by Lennar Mortgage.

    Speaker(s)

    Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), House Financial Services Committee, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives

    Raised in Ripley, Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his mother and father the importance of family, hard work and public service, which have been the values he has carried with him throughout his life.
    Stivers represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.  He serves on the Financial Services Committee and is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance. Throughout his career, Steve Stivers has led the way supporting programs and initiatives to encourage job creation, promote economic development, and put our country’s fiscal house in order. A career soldier, Stivers has served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Major General. He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States. Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership throughout the deployment. Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Upper Arlington with his wife, Karen, and children, daughter Sarah and son Sam.

    Borden Hoskins, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Borden Hoskins is the Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is responsible for advocating the MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the United States House of Representatives. Having worked earlier in his career as a mortgage loan originator, Borden has a strong understanding of the real estate finance industry, which will help MBA advance its influence on Capitol Hill. Borden brings a wealth of experience and relationships to this position, having worked extensively on housing and financial services issues in a variety of staff roles within the Congress. Most recently, Hoskins worked as Legislative Assistant on all economic policy issues for former U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ). He also served as Legislative Director for former U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman (R-VA) and in a number of key positions on the Republican staff of the House Committee on Financial Services from 2015 to 2018.

  • General Session: Remarks from Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH)


    Speaker(s)

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Ethan Saxon, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    The Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), discusses the committee’s agenda for the 117th Congress, including such items as housing finance reform, strengthening important countercyclical housing programs like FHA, and any targeted changes to regulatory policy that warrant attention.

    Speaker(s)

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Sherrod serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where he played an instrumental role in passing the historic Wall Street reform law that established new consumer protections, created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and reined in big banks. He’s fighting to end the corporate business model that puts short-term profits ahead of long-term investment in workers and communities, and to make it easier for everyone to find and afford a home. One of Sherrod’s first votes in Congress was against the original NAFTA, and he has led the bipartisan fight for a trade policy that puts American workers and American businesses first. He led opposition to the Central American Free Trade Agreement, and he was a leader in the fight that helped kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In 2015, President Obama signed Senator Brown’s bipartisan Leveling the Playfield Act, the most significant improvement to our trade enforcement laws in more than a decade that led directly to key wins for the Ohio steel industry – including wins in cases filed by companies with plants in Ohio, like Nucor, U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal, and AK Steel, which employ more than 8,200 Ohioans. In 2020, he voted for a trade deal for the first time in his career, after working to improve President Trump’s first draft of a new NAFTA – he secured groundbreaking worker protections, including his Brown-Wyden provision that amounts to the strongest labor enforcement in American history in a U.S. trade deal. Sherrod believes that quality, affordable health care is a right for all Americans, and he refused for years to accept Congressional health insurance until Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, which ensures Ohioans will never be denied care because of a preexisting condition. The senator now gets his health insurance through the same exchange system available to all Americans. Senator Brown has a plan to bring down the cost of prescription drugs that one news organization said, “combines every idea drug lobbyists hate.” He is also working to tackle the addiction crisis. The president signed Sherrod’s bipartisan legislation to give Customs and Border Protections agents high-tech tools to screen for illegal opioids at the border, and he is working with Senator Portman to get Ohio law enforcement the same tools. Senator Brown also fought to protect Ohio’s Medicaid expansion – our state’s number one tool to get people into treatment. Inspired by his faith, Sherrod is committed to social and economic justice. He joined Civil Rights legend Congressman John Lewis as co-chair of the Congressional delegation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march for voting rights in Selma in 2015, and made the pilgrimage to Selma for the fifth time in 2019. Sherrod is fighting back against politicians and judges who erect more and more barriers to voting. As a former Ohio Secretary of State, Sherrod has long championed voting rights, and the Washington Post called his voter registration efforts, “probably the most intensive and wide-ranging in the nation.”

    Ethan Saxon, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Ethan Saxon is an Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this role, he is responsible for advocating MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Democratic members of the United States Senate. He recently helped secure key provisions for MBA in the passage of the CARES Act and the American Recovery Plan Act. Ethan joined MBA from Capitol Hill, where he spent the majority of his professional career. Among his various roles, Ethan served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) and as Deputy Chief of Staff for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Originally from Australia, Ethan holds a bachelor’s degree from the Australian National University and master’s degrees from Georgetown University and the U.S. Naval War College.

  • General Session: Point-Counterpoint with Featured Speakers


    Speaker(s)

    Former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Former Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Executive Vice Chairman, UBS Americas

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    Join us for a highly interactive, moderated session with two former chairmen of the House Financial Services Committee, former Congressmen Barney Frank (D-MA) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), as they debate their perspectives on tax reform, redistribution of wealth, jobs, and what we might expect, dread, or hope for in the future in a discussion moderated by MBA’s Bill Killmer.

    Speaker(s)

    Former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA)

    Barney Frank is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was the Executive Assistant to the mayor of Boston from 1968-1970; he was the Administrative Assistant to former Congressman Michael Harrington from 1971-1972 and a Massachusetts State Representative from 1973-1980. Frank was a US Congressman, representing the 4th District of Massachusetts from 1981-2013. As Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, from 2007-2010. He was the co-author of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the regulatory overhaul signed into law in July 2010. In 1987 he became the first Member of Congress voluntarily to acknowledge that he is gay, and in 2012 became the first sitting Member of Congress to marry a same-sex partner, James Ready. He has written two books: Speaking Frankly, in 1992, a critique of some aspects of the Democrats approach to public policy; and a political memoir published in 2015 titled Frank: From the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. The book was nominated for a Triangle Award and co-won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. He has also written chapters in two other books, one on LGBT rights regarding immigration and more recently on the response to the financial crisis. He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Before joining the government, he was a politically active, including his participation as a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964.

    Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President for Legislative and 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 three decades in the housing arena, Bill joined MBA in 2010 and is responsible for managing the real estate finance industry's federal legislative, grassroots, and political fundraising activities, in close coordination with the MBA member leadership and its public policy, economics, public affairs, and lobbying teams. He oversees MBA's direct outreach to Congress, and is a regular guest speaker on the intersection of politics, policy, and industry issues.  Under Killmer's leadership, grassroots participation through MBA's Mortgage Action Alliance has tripled, while donations to MORPAC, the industry's political action committee, have more than doubled, enhancing the association's ability to develop and execute effective advocacy strategies on the industry's behalf. Killmer came to MBA after nearly twenty years in the policy space at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he last served as Executive Vice President for Advocacy, managing all aspects of the group's public policy outreach.  During his tenure at both organizations, he has been named as a Washington trade association "Top Lobbyist" by publications such as The Hill and CEO Update.  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, from Baylor University.

    Former Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Executive Vice Chairman, UBS Americas

    Congressman Jeb Hensarling joined UBS in 2019 as Executive Vice Chairman of UBS Americas. Before joining UBS, Hensarling had a 25 year career in politics and public policy including managing a Presidential campaign and serving 8 terms in the U.S. Congress. During his congressional career, Congressman Hensarling served 3 terms as Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, where the Wall Street Journal referred to him as "[the driver] of economic policy in the House." The Congressman now works closely with our Financial Advisors, bankers and senior leadership to build and strengthen our most important client relationships across our businesses. With his long career in both public service and business, Hensarling focuses on delivering unique insights and ideas that differentiate UBS in the eyes of our clients and that help them achieve their goals.

  • General Session: Discussion with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)


    Speaker(s)

    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Tallman Johnson, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    The Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, Pat Toomey (R-PA), discusses the committee’s agenda for the 117th Congress, including such items as housing finance reform, strengthening important countercyclical housing programs like FHA, and any targeted changes to regulatory policy that warrant attention.

    Speaker(s)

    Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

    Senator Pat Toomey joined the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 2011 on a platform of economic and job growth, restoring fiscal responsibility, and creating stronger, safer communities. Sought out by his colleagues for his views on financial reform and budgetary issues, Senator Toomey was labeled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a leading voice on money matters." During his time in the Senate, Senator Toomey has successfully led efforts to cut taxes for families, make our business tax code more competitive, end wasteful federal spending, and protect children from abusers. The senator serves on the Senate's Banking, Budget, and Finance committees. Senator Toomey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years. Honoring his pledge to limit himself to three terms, he did not seek re-election to the House in 2004. In addition to his public service, the senator has also worked in the financial services industry, served as president of the Club for Growth, and owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley with his brothers. A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in the Lehigh Valley with his wife, Kris, and their three children.

    Tallman Johnson, Associate Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tallman Johnson is an Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs at MBA. In this role, he is responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the United States Senate. He began his work at MBA on February 1, 2019. Prior to joining MBA, Tallman spent the majority of his entire professional career on Capitol Hill.  Among his various roles, Tallman served as a senior staffer for the House Committee on Financial Services, where he formulated policy and drafted the Committee’s national legislative priorities on issues ranging from housing finance reform and Dodd/Frank regulatory relief to NFIP and TRIA reauthorizations.  Prior to that, he was one of the primary policy advisors to the Chairman of that panel’s Housing Subcommittee.  Additionally, he worked as a Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Concentration in International Affairs, from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

  • Issue Briefing Session and Q&A: Commercial/Multifamily Breakout


    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

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    Our industry is expecting big changes in 2021 with tax reform, regulatory reform, and a new CFPB regime. Hear the details about legislation that impacts our industry and how to address our priorities with lawmakers.

    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Susan Stewart is the 2021 Chairman of the MBA and Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Stewart's visionary leadership has been the catalyst behind the company growing from 3 employees serving the Texas market to more than 650 employees in over 70 branch locations. Under her unwavering focus, SWBC Mortgage has grown from a small regional broker to a national industry leader, providing a full-service origination-to-servicing experience for borrowers in 43 states. Stewart leads a team that leverages cutting-edge technology, delivering industry-leading speed and service while providing a personal, experienced touch to the dream of home ownership.  Stewart currently serves as a member of the MBA's Board of Directors and is past Vice Chair of the MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). She and SWBC Mortgage are committed to making the communities they serve brighter, more hope-filled places, and to that end she serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation. Both Stewart and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized personally and corporately as Guardian level donors to the Opens Doors Foundation.

  • Issue Briefing Session and Q&A: Residential Policy Breakout


    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

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    Our industry is expecting big changes in 2021 with tax reform, regulatory reform, and a new CFPB regime. Hear the details about legislation that impacts our industry and how to address our priorities with lawmakers.

    Speaker(s)

    Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Susan Stewart is the 2021 Chairman of the MBA and Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Stewart's visionary leadership has been the catalyst behind the company growing from 3 employees serving the Texas market to more than 650 employees in over 70 branch locations. Under her unwavering focus, SWBC Mortgage has grown from a small regional broker to a national industry leader, providing a full-service origination-to-servicing experience for borrowers in 43 states. Stewart leads a team that leverages cutting-edge technology, delivering industry-leading speed and service while providing a personal, experienced touch to the dream of home ownership.  Stewart currently serves as a member of the MBA's Board of Directors and is past Vice Chair of the MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). She and SWBC Mortgage are committed to making the communities they serve brighter, more hope-filled places, and to that end she serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation. Both Stewart and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized personally and corporately as Guardian level donors to the Opens Doors Foundation.

  • MBA Advocacy Social Event (Open to MAA Members – Closed to Media)


    Speaker(s)

    Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), House Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

    Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Vice Chair, Problem Solvers Caucus, Member of the House Ethics, Small Business, Foreign Affairs and Select Modernization Committees, U.S. House of Representatives

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    Hear directly from a bipartisan duo: House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). They are lawmakers dedicated to finding common ground and breaking the partisan gridlock in Congress. They will share how they are working together on a bipartisan basis to advance key issues that impact the American economy and highlight the importance of nonpartisan political engagement with your elected officials.

    Later, MBA’s Legislative and Political team, along with our 2021-2022 MAA and MORPAC Chairs will speak to how MBA’s non-partisan advocacy programs, the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) and MORPAC, MBA’s PAC, play an important role in the political process.

    Event sponsored by Digital Risk.

    Speaker(s)

    Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), House Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

    U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez is proud to represent Ohio’s 16th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the son and grandson of Cuban immigrants who fled the Castro regime, Congressman Gonzalez cherishes the opportunity to serve his country and his community as a member of the world’s greatest legislative body. Congressman Gonzalez serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and on the Financial Services Committee, where he is the vice chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion. He is also a proud co-chair of the House China Task Force. Congressman Gonzalez was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he played wide receiver under Coach Jim Tressel, before becoming a first-round draft pick for the Indianapolis Colts. After five seasons in the NFL, Congressman Gonzalez attended Stanford Business School and launched a career in the technology industry before returning home to Northeast Ohio. Congressman Gonzalez and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Rocky River with their two young children, Alexander and Caroline.

    Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Vice Chair, Problem Solvers Caucus, Member of the House Ethics, Small Business, Foreign Affairs and Select Modernization Committees, U.S. House of Representatives

    Dean Phillips is a father, businessman, civic leader, eternal optimist, and Representative for Minnesota's Third Congressional District. A Gold Star Son who lost his birth father, Artie, in the Vietnam War, Dean was adopted into the Phillips family when his mother DeeDee married Eddie Phillips, who raised Dean to work hard and always share success. Dean attended Brown University before returning to Minnesota to earn his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business. After working at a variety of small startups, he joined his family business, Phillips Distilling, where he worked his way up and eventually led. He later went on to help build Talenti Gelato into one of the top-selling ice cream brands in the country. He is now co-owner of Penny's Coffee, a small business with three locations in the Twin Cities and is active in the philanthropic community in Minnesota through the Phillips Family Foundation. In Congress, Dean is focused on restoring Americans' faith in our government. He's on a mission to inspire a new era of collaboration in Washington and end the corrupting influence of special interest money in our politics. Dean is Vice Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and is a member of the House Ethics, Small Business, and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Dean has shown his commitment to providing leadership and working across the aisle. During the summer of 2020, Dean wrote the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act with Texas Republican Chip Roy. Signed by President Trump into law, this critical piece of legislation has helped save thousands of small businesses. Dean has been a voice for oversight and transparency of the trillions of pandemic-related stimulus dollars, and has led the Problem Solvers Caucus in negotiations with the White House and Congressional leadership to deliver bipartisan solutions for the American people. In June, Dean was recognized for his efforts by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. Dean has two college-age daughters, Daniela and Pia. He lives in Deephaven, Minnesota with his wife, Annalise, and Henry the Norwich Terrier. 

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