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Monday, April 11, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Registration

    Location: Foyer 1

    Registration

  • CMB Society Meeting

    Location: Senate Room

    Committee Meeting

  • Roundtable

  • Mortgage Action Alliance Town Hall

    Location: Presidential Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    David H. Stevens, CMB , President & CEO , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Bill Emerson , 2016 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quicken Loans, Inc.

    General Session

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    Join MBA President & CEO Dave Stevens, CMB, and MBA Chairman Bill Emerson, President and CEO of Quicken Loans, for an open Town Hall forum focused on the practical steps industry leaders can take to grow the ranks of state and federal policy advocates around the country and the essential roles state associations and member companies can play in achieving this vital industry goal. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during an extended question and answer session.

    Speaker(s)

    David H. Stevens, CMB , President & CEO , Mortgage Bankers Association

    David H. Stevens is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Prior to assuming this position, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Stevens has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage finance and has held several executive level positions in sales, acquisition, investment, risk management and regulatory oversight, including positions in senior management with Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac and World Savings. Prior to his appointment by the Obama Administration to serve at HUD, Stevens was President and COO of the Long and Foster Companies. He is known inside the Beltway as a key housing influential, serving as an industry authority on major mortgage finance legislative and regulatory issues. He is often quoted in the national media and regularly appears in trade media on issues affecting the mortgage and housing markets.

    Bill Emerson , 2016 MBA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quicken Loans, Inc.

    Bill Emerson is Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans, Inc., the nation's largest online home loan lender and second largest retail mortgage lender. Bill is an active spokesperson on the housing industry. He also serves as the Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association and will soon become the 2015 Chair of the MBA's Diversity Committee. In addition, Bill is the former Vice-Chairman of the MBA's Residential Board of Governors, serves on the MBA's Board of Directors and is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable's Housing Policy Council and the HPC's executive council.

  • Luncheon: 2016 Political Landscape (Closed to the Media)

    Location: Presidential Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Amy Walter , National Editor , The Cook Political Report

    Lunch

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    Amy Walter speaks with aplomb about the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene. Her astuteness, wit, and range of expertise create an engaging, compelling presentation, and her reliable and accurate analysis has earned her numerous accolades. Walter provides an insider’s tour of Washington through the eyes of the woman with her finger on the pulse of politics.

    Speaker(s)

    Amy Walter , National Editor , The Cook Political Report

    AMY WALTER The former Political Director of ABC News, Amy Walter has made a name for herself as one of the best political journalists covering Washington today. She is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment. Her weekly column appears at CookPolitical.com. She is a regular on air analyst for a wide range of popular national political shows, including NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face the Nation, FOX News' FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace; CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley; MSNBC programs (Andrea Mitchell Reports, The Daily Rundown, Hard Ball with Chris Matthews); FOX News shows (On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Special Report with Brett Baier); and PBS Newshour and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.

    Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Previous to her time at ABC News, Walter served as Editor-in-Chief of National Journal’s The Hotline where she served as the political publication's primary voice. She provided regular analysis of the national political environment in her weekly NationalJournal.com column, On the Trail. In her presentations, Ms. Walter provides a fresh voice in an industry dominated by long-tenured columnists and editorialists. Her reliable and accurate analysis of the national political environment has earned her numerous accolades, including the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award.

     

  • Remarks from Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

    Location: Presidential Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

    General Session

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    Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) will provide NAC attendees with an update regarding issues of concern before the House Financial Services Committee.

    Speaker(s)

    Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

    Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell was elected to her third term to represent Alabama’s 7th Congressional District on November 4, 2014. She is one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama in her own right and is the first black woman to ever serve in the Alabama Congressional delegation. Congresswoman Sewell sits on the exclusive House Committee on Financial Services and brings to the committee her more than 15 years of experience as a corporate securities and public finance attorney.  She also serves on the distinguished House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with the oversight of our national security. She is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, a key subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 

    In her short time in Congress, Sewell has held several leadership positions including Freshman Class President in the 112th Congress.  This term, she was selected by the Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to serve as a Chief Deputy Whip, and sits on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus.  Congresswoman Sewell is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the New Democrat Caucus.Congresswoman Sewell is an outspoken advocate for jobs creation, workforce development, skills training and for providing resources and economic opportunities for her constituents in the 7th Congressional District. In addition to pursuing job-creating legislation in Congress, Sewell has implemented a results-driven approach to addressing the unemployment crisis by hosting an Annual Job Fair and job readiness workshops across the district as a part of a workforce initiative called Project R.E.A.D.Y.--- Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself.

     As the Member of Congress representing Alabama’s civil rights district, Congresswoman Sewell has been a passionate champion for recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of those freedom fighters who served as powerful agents of change.  Congresswoman Sewell was honored that her first piece of successful legislation recognized the “Four Little Girls” who tragically lost their lives during the bombing of the16th Street Baptist Church in 1963.  The Congressional Gold Medal bill passed unanimously in both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 24, 2013.  For the 50th Anniversary, the American people, through their elected representatives, finally paid tribute to the “Four Little Girls” by bestowing them with a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony held in our nation’s Capitol. Congresswoman Sewell’s Congressional Gold Medal bill to honor the Foot Soldiers of the Voting Rights Movement was signed by President Obama on March 7, 2015, the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

     Prior to her election in 2010, Congresswoman Sewell was the first black woman partner in the Birmingham law office of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., where she distinguished herself as one of the only black public finance lawyers in the State of Alabama.   A proud product of Alabama’s rural Black Belt, Congresswoman Sewell was the first black valedictorian of Selma High School. She is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Oxford University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Congresswoman Sewell is a Silver Star and boule member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She is the daughter of retired Coach Andrew A. Sewell of Selma, AL and retired librarian Nancy Gardner Sewell, Selma’s first black City Councilwoman, the 18th South Eastern Regional Director and former Supreme Grammateus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • Refreshment Break

    Location: Capital Terrace

    Refreshment Break

  • Commercial / Multifamily Issues Briefing

    Location: Federal Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Tom Kim , Senior Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Brad Cheney , Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Issues Briefing

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    Issues to include:

    Promoting a regulatory and tax policy environment that strengthens capital formation in the commercial real estate market that is fundamental to our economy Educating policymakers on the vital role of mortgage bankers in delivering financing to commercial real estate and our communities Sustaining liquidity for the multifamily market to support an adequate supply of workforce and affordable rental housing  Advocating for regulatory capital rules that facilitate, rather than hinder, the ability of banks and life insurance companies to finance a range of commercial property types Reducing regulatory burdens that stifle the commercial mortgage backed securities market in order to support greater certainty of execution and market liquidity.

    Speaker(s)

    Tom Kim , Senior Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tom Kim is Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).  In this capacity, Tom manages MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Group in representing the interests of member companies in the commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry.  He oversees and leads public policy activities with regard to commercial and multifamily real estate finance, including matters relating to financial services regulation, multifamily housing finance, commercial mortgage securitization, portfolio lending and commercial mortgage servicing.  Tom also manages the development of best practices and industry standards, and advises MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). Prior to joining MBA, Tom served as Associate General Counsel at Freddie Mac, where he advised the company on a broad range of legal, regulatory and public policy matters.  Previously, he was in-house counsel at the Investment Company Institute, the national association of the mutual fund industry, where he focused on legislative and regulatory matters affecting mutual funds and their shareholders. Tom is also a co-founder and board member of Justice Ventures International, a non-profit organization that combats human trafficking and promotes economic development in developing countries. Tom received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where he served as a law review editor, and LL.M. with distinction from the Georgetown Law Center. 

    Brad Cheney , Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Brad Cheney is an Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs at MBA, where he represents MBA in both the House and Senate on housing, tax and real estate finance issues. Prior to joining MBA, Brad served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member on the House Financial Services Committee.  As Chief of Staff, Brad served as a senior policy advisor to Congressman Sherman, overseeing operations in both the Washington and Los Angeles offices, and worked closely with the House Leadership, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the K Street Community. Prior to joining Congressman Sherman’s office, Brad worked on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign, serving as Deputy State Director in Vermont and Virginia.  From 2006-2008, Brad was a Senior Government Affairs Associate at The Glover Park Group, one of the leading Public Affairs and Government Relations firms in Washington.  From 2003-2006 Brad served as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Washington office of Senator Hillary Clinton. Brad earned a Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from American University.  

  • Residential Issues Briefing and Legislative Update

    Location: Presidential Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Pete Mills , Senior Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Services , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Steve O’Connor , Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Industry Relations , Mortgage Bankers Association

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

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    Issues to include:

    Regulatory Relief GSE Reform/Transition CFPB SAFE Act Government Insured Lending

    Speaker(s)

    Pete Mills , Senior Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Services , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Pete Mills is Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Services at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this position, he leads MBA’s residential policy team and also leads efforts to enhance MBA’s residential member engagement, retention and recruitment, as well as the association’s state and local advocacy programs. Mills is an experienced financial services industry executive with 30 years of expertise in public affairs, government relations, public policy and research, all in the housing and mortgage finance arena. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of the Community Mortgage Banking Project, a public policy organization that represents the interests of companies and coalitions involved in the housing and mortgage finance industries. During his career, Mills lead corporate public affairs for Countrywide Financial, managed trade association policy advocacy for the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the California Association of Realtors, and conducted housing policy research at the Federal Reserve Board. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with distinction in 1982.

    Steve O’Connor , Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Industry Relations , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Steve O’Connor is Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Industry Relations at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).  He manages MBA's residential policy process for legislative, regulatory, and industry issues.  O'Connor directs MBA's regulatory advocacy efforts.  He is also responsible for outreach to industry groups, consumer organizations, and other key stakeholders. O'Connor is a regular guest speaker on industry issues. O'Connor leads MBA's Consumer Affairs Advisory Council.  He also serves on a number of industry boards, including the National Housing Conference, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, HOPE LoanPort, and Freddie Mac's Affordable Housing Advisory Council. O'Connor joined MBA in 1996.  Previously, he worked in government affairs for the National Association of Realtors and Freddie Mac.  He also worked for Skyline Financial Services Corporation. O'Connor holds a Bachelor's degree in political science from Marquette University and a Master's degree in political science from American University.

    Bill Killmer , Senior Vice President, 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 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.

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