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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • POLICY & COMPLIANCE TRACK: Keeping Your Head Above Water in Flood Insurance Compliance

    Location: Plaza H,
    Convention Level


    Speaker(s)

    Kathleen Dufraine, CPCU, ARM, AIS, Managing Director, CB Regulatory Operations, Chase

    Sara Singhas, Director, Loan Administration Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Scott Giberson, Vice President, National Flood Association

    Brandy A. Hood, Counsel, Buckley LLP

    Breakout Session

    The panel discusses hidden and not-so-hidden compliance “trip hazards” that could prevent servicers from complying with the mandatory purchase of flood insurance requirements or from properly preparing for and responding to flood-related disasters. The panelists also provide practical guidance for servicers to proactively manage their risks.

    Speaker(s)

    Kathleen Dufraine, CPCU, ARM, AIS, Managing Director, CB Regulatory Operations, Chase

    Sara Singhas, Director, Loan Administration Policy, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Sara Singhas is Director, Loan Administration Policy in the Public Policy and Industry Relations department where she focuses on residential servicing issues. In her role, she evaluates the impact of federal legislation and administrative rulemaking on servicing operations, profitability, and efficiency and works with government agencies to improve and streamline servicing requirements.  Sara serves as the staff representative for the MBA Loan Administration Committee and FHA Servicing Subcommittee. Prior to joining MBA, Sara worked with the Community Mortgage Banking Project and previously served as general counsel to the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

    Scott Giberson, Vice President, National Flood Association

    Scott Giberson serves as Flood Compliance Principal and manages the Flood Disaster Protection Act program for CoreLogic Flood Services. Scott currently serves as Vice President for the National Flood Determination Association and leads the Association’s legislative committee. Scott is serving a two-year term as a Council Member on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council which reports to FEMA and was established by Congress with Biggert Waters legislation that passed in 2012. With 20 years of experience, Scott specializes in regulatory issues surrounding flood determinations and the mandatory purchase of flood insurance requirement, as well as policy related to the National Flood Insurance Program. He consults with industry members and members of related industries on legislative and regulatory developments at a federal and state level related to flood insurance.  In his role, Scott frequently presents at various conferences, seminars and workshops on topics related to flood insurance requirements and flood mapping issues. He also speaks on matters related to claims or actions arising out of the flood determination guarantees and has contributed to the research around this body of law.

    Brandy A. Hood, Counsel, Buckley LLP

    Brandy A. Hood is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Buckley Sandler LLP, where she advises bank and nonbank mortgage lenders, servicers, and insurers on compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements. Ms. Hood has extensive experience in the Truth in Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule and the Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA), and she speaks on these topics regularly. She also advises on the full range of federal consumer protection laws and regulations, including Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule, the Loan Originator Compensation rule, and other issues under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the prohibition on Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP). Ms. Hood earned her B.A. degree from George Washington University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Tulane University.

     

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