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Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Wrap-Up and Musical Closing: Roz Brown and Tanesha Gary


    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, mPower Founder; Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Roz Brown, Recording Artist, Broadway, TV and Film Actor

    Tanesha Gary, Recording Artist, Broadway, TV and Film Actor

    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, mPower Founder; Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marcia Davies is Chief Operating Officer for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).  As COO, Marcia is responsible for ensuring cross-organizational alignment and facilitating the implementation of strategic initiatives, as well as maintaining oversight of key organizational priorities. She is also the lead strategist for MBA's external activities, providing leadership, guidance and overall management to the public affairs and marketing divisions. In addition, Marcia provides strategic direction and management of MBA's Conferences, Membership, Education, Information Technology and Office Services divisions. She also provides management oversight to and is a Board member of MBA's Opens Doors Foundation.  Previously, Marcia worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. She directed HUD's industry relations program to strengthen relationships, garner support, streamline communications and resolve policy and regulatory issues. Before joining HUD, Marcia spent 21 years at Freddie Mac, where she held a variety of officer positions in communications, customer outreach, marketing, servicer relations and policy.  Marcia is the founder of mPower - MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach - MBA's networking platform for women in the real estate finance industry. Under her leadership, mPower has grown into an engaged community of more than 24,000, providing best-in-class conference and webinar programming, networking events, and online opportunities to stay engaged. Through mPower, more women are positioned to achieve leadership positions and are well represented in all segments of the industry. Marcia is a member of the NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). She is also a member of Women in Housing Finance and the International Women's Leadership Association. Marcia received the silver Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2018 Maverick of the Year. She is also the recipient of Five Star's Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy award, a two-time Mortgage Women Magazine Women With Vision award winner, and a recipient of the NAWRB 2018 Industry Revolutionary Award, and the CIFS Diversity & Inclusion 2018 Trailblazer Award. In 2015, Marcia was honored by HousingWire as one of its 2015 Women of Influence. Marcia is a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair, N.J.

    Roz Brown, Recording Artist, Broadway, TV and Film Actor

    Roz is an all-around talent, appearing as a guest star actress and singer on several television programs including NETFLIX’S hit series When They See Us, Orange Is The New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, HBO’s The Leftovers, Comedy Central’s Broad City, SHOWTIME’S Billions, STARZ’S Power, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Good Morning America, All My Children, Third Watch and Law & Order: SVU. Roz has graced the Broadway, Off-Broadway and European stages appearing in such productions as Footloose, One Mo’ Time, Dreamgirls, Hair, Ain’t Misbehavin, Little Shop of Horrors and We Will Rock You (the music of Queen) in Las Vegas.  She has also shared the stage with and provided background vocals for the late greats; Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Ashford and Simpson, Mary J Blige, and a host of other celebrated musical geniuses with her greatest pleasure being Joe Scarborough and ICF Band.

    Tanesha Gary, Recording Artist, Broadway, TV and Film Actor

    Tanesha Gary is delighted to be a part of the "Know Your Value" Team. She hails from Chicago but resides in NY, where her Grammy-nominated choir, The Broadway Inspirational Voices, was just honored with the 2019 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre. Tanesha is a Recording Artist, Broadway, TV & Film Actor & Lover of Life.  She starred in "Caroline or Change" on Broadway, just finished "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" in Dayton, OH, is the voice of Worm's Mom in Amazon's New Animated Series, "Bug Diaries". And is currently doing her part in politics by singing with Joe Scarborough's Band-The Independent Council of Funk.

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