mPowering You 2018

2018 Schedule

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Registration is open for mPowering You, MBA's Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance 2019 on October 26 in Austin, Texas. Join us there!

Get a sense as to what to expect in 2019. Check out our final schedule from our 2018 Event: 

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • Headshot Cafe

    Location: Level 3,
    South Pre-function

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    Stop by the Headshot Cafe, open all day! Get your professional headshot with complimentary makeup and hair touch-ups, so you will look and feel your best!

  • Project Gravitas Confidence Closet

    Location: Level 3,
    South Pre-function

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    Visit the pop-up boutique for GRAVITAS, a professional confidence clothing line. Their patented innovations and styling solutions empower every woman to have a confident sense of self. The figure-flatting collections are designed for every woman, shape and size, offered in sizes O-24W.

  • Registration

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom Foyer

  • Continental Breakfast

    Location: Ballroom Foyer

  • Welcome and Opening

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marcia M. 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. She is a member of the NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). Marcia is also a member of Women in Housing Finance and the International Women's Leadership Association. In 2015, she was honored by HousingWire as one of its 2015 Women of Influence.

  • Women in Washington

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Barbara Comstock, United States Representative, For Virginia's 10th District

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

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    The dynamic between gender and the political landscape is one that is ever-changing and has been especially present in the news this year. in an interview with MBA's Chief Lobbyist Bill Killmer, hear from an active voice in politics on why gender matters in relation to political power.

    Speaker(s)

    Barbara Comstock, United States Representative, For Virginia's 10th District

    Barbara Comstock was re-elected to her second term in November of 2016 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County as well as the Cities of Winchester, Manassas Park, and Manassas City). This was Barbara’s sixth electoral victory in eight years including her years serving in the Virginia House of Delegates. Barbara currently serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the Science, Space and Technology Committee, where she serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, the House Administration Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the bicameral Joint Economic Committee. As Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Congresswoman Comstock has focused on cybersecurity and the cyber threats facing our nation.
    Legislative Accomplishments for the 114th Congress:
    • Passed the 21st century cures legislation to find new and innovative cures
    • Passed five-year transportation legislation to ease congestion
    • Passed comprehensive bipartisan opioid legislation to combat the heroin epidemic
    • Passed bipartisan tax relief to stimulate the economy
    • Passed national security legislation to protect our nation and help our veterans
    • Passed bipartisan human trafficking legislation to protect our children and help victims
    While serving in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2010 to 2015, Barbara served as Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee. She also served on the Commerce and Labor Committee and the Transportation Committee. Barbara consistently received an “A” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and received their 2012 “Free Enterprise” award and 2014 “Competitiveness” award.
    Barbara was appointed to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission and, was also appointed by Virginia’s House of Delegates Speaker to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. In the summer of 2010, Barbara was selected as one of 50 state legislators to participate in the "Emerging Political Leaders" program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

    Congresswoman Comstock is a 30+ year resident of McLean, Virginia. She and her husband, Chip, a retired Fairfax County Schools Assistant Principal who continues to teach, raised their three children in McLean. Dan is a 2005 graduate of the University of Virginia, Peter is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech, and Caity is a 2006 graduate of Langley High School, a 2010 graduate of Villanova University and a 2012 graduate of George Mason University for a master’s degree.

    The Comstocks first came to McLean in the early 80s when Chip started his teaching career at Langley High School in McLean and Barbara attended Georgetown University Law Center. The Comstocks have been active in community sports, school, neighborhood, political and church activities for over 30 years. Chip also taught at McLean High School.

    Barbara juggled law school while starting a family – having her two boys while in school – then added a daughter shortly after completing law school. Barbara returned to work serving in the federal government for over a dozen years. She served first as a senior aide in the 1990s to Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf who represented Virginia’s 10th Congressional District for 34 years. As a senior aide to Congressman Wolf, she was immersed in issues important to Northern Virginia such as federal employee and health care issues, telework and business issues, appropriations for the district, and tax relief for Virginia families.

    After working in Congressman Wolf’s office, Barbara was recruited to serve on the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, the largest House committee where she became Chief Counsel and led hearings and oversight investigations into waste, fraud and abuse. Barbara also served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice from 2002 through 2003. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, Barbara's responsibilities included leading communications efforts at the Department of Justice, the FBI and other department agencies and coordinating those efforts for the Attorney General and other senior officials as well as coordinating with other Departments such as Homeland Security, Defense and State. During her tenure as Director of Public Affairs, she spearheaded communications for the Department's major challenges including War on Terror investigations, the Washington sniper case, major corporate fraud investigations and judicial confirmation hearings.

    Barbara formed a small business as founding partner of Comstock Strategies. She was also a founding partner of Corallo Comstock, a public relations and government affairs firm.

    Prior to establishing Corallo Comstock with her partner, Mark Corallo, Barbara was a senior partner and principal at Blank Rome, LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC.
    In 2013, Barbara founded “The Young Women’s Leadership Program” for young women in high school and junior high. The program is designed to inspire the next generation of young women by bringing them together with women leaders in a variety of careers and professions throughout our region. Barbara brought this mentoring program to Capitol Hill and over 800 young women have participated in it.
    The Comstocks are members of St. Luke's Catholic Church in McLean and previously were members of St. John's Catholic Church where their children attended elementary school.

    Barbara graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science.

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

  • Know Your Value: Gender Equality - Balancing Power, Office Politics and the New Business Culture

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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    There are still major obstacles that keep women from achieving parity in the workplace. But it is important to understand the various influences—political and cultural—that surround this issue before we can truly resolve it. Focusing on solutions-oriented approaches to today’s most polarizing obstacles, Mika shares how women can navigate today’s societal challenges, from harassment to changing corporate climates, to best get ahead in their own careers. We know the problem exits; now it is time to fix it.

    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

    Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Times best seller in January 2010. Her second book, Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for business books in 2011. It is being expanded and rereleased in the fall of 2018. Her third book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, debuted on the bestseller list in spring of 2013. In 2015, Mika released Grow Your Value, which is a sequel to Knowing Your Value and explores the intersection between self-fulfillment, family, and career. Mika, along with host, Joe Scarborough, was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. In addition, both Mika and Joe are now visiting fellows at Harvard.   In 2015, Mika partnered with NBCUniversal to produce events based on Knowing Your Value throughout the country. Know Your Value is a nationwide effort focused on empowering women to express their worth in business and in life. Through national events, a new aspirational and informative website (knowyourvalue.com), and custom corporate events, Mika provides tangible, relatable advice that supports all women – at all ages and stages of their careers.  Prior to joining MSNBC in January of 2007, Mika was an anchor of CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks.  A native of New York City, Mika is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum.

  • The Power Move: Closing the Gender Divide

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Kristin Messerli, CEO/Multicultural Consultant, Cultural Outreach Solutions

    David Hrobon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust Mortgage, a Division of Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A.

    Susan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Byron L. Boston, President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Investment Officer, Dynex Capital, Inc.

    Casey Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, XINNIX, Inc.

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    This leadership panel, led by Kristin Messerli, will address today’s gender equality challenges and discuss workplace solutions. These senior executives will share inspiring professional stories and highlight what they are doing to help eliminate the gender gap. This is an important dialogue, leaving you with invaluable lessons learned and new ways you can help your company be committed to gender equality.

    Speaker(s)

    Kristin Messerli, CEO/Multicultural Consultant, Cultural Outreach Solutions

    Kristin Messerli is a national speaker and founder of Cultural Outreach, helping businesses better reach and serve next gen consumers and underserved markets. After starting her business in 2013, she has worked with over 50 companies of all sizes across the U.S. and has developed three arms of her business, including cause-driven marketing and PR, employee diversity training and multilingual marketing content. Kristin has spoken at over 100 conferences, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, and Harvard Business School. Kristin is also the Managing Editor for Mortgage Women Magazine and sits on the MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She co-authored the MBA's Compliance Toolkit for Section 342 and is published in numerous publications on the topic of diversity in housing.  Kristin holds over 13 years of experience working in multicultural business and social work. Prior to starting her business, Kristin was a social worker and community educator in the latino immigrant community. She also led teams of volunteers locally and abroad to develop sustainable business practices, and she has consulted for multinational social enterprises with the Center for Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW). Kristin was trained by former McKinsey consultants at the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her Master of Public Administration.

    David Hrobon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust Mortgage, a Division of Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A.

    David Hrobon, President and CEO of Wintrust Mortgage, a division of Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A., an affiliate of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: “WTFC”). With the company since 1994, David is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization. In addition to his duties at the mortgage company, David sits on several Boards and Committees for the WTFC Holding Company and participates in the MBA Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CAAC) and MBA LO Comp Task Force. An industry veteran since 1985, David has held many sales, mid-management, and senior management positions prior to joining Wintrust. His previous employers include: Medallion Mortgage, Sears Mortgage, Consumer Mortgage, CitiFed Mortgage, and The Kissell Company Wintrust Mortgage currently employs approximately 1100 employees and lends in all 50 States through traditional retail, consumer direct, and correspondent loan origination channels. Wintrust Mortgage originated $4.4 billion of residential mortgage loans in 2017 and services approximately $7 billion of residential loans. David is an active supporter of the Chicagoland Chapter of Habitat for Humanities and was co-sponsor of the 2017 Habitat Heroes annual fund raising event. David was also awarded the Illinois Association of Mortgage Bankers “Star Award” in 2016 and the “Who’s Who in Chicagoland Real Estate” award by Chicago Agent Magazine in 2014.

    Susan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, SWBC Mortgage

    Susan Stewart joined SWBC in 1989 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage Corporation. Beginning with just 3 employees, Susan has grown the company to the over 615 individuals operating in 39 states with annual sales in excess of 3 billion and a servicing portfolio exceeding 9 billion. Additionally, she has guided the company through multiple acquisitions and the approval process to become an approved seller/servicer for both FNMA and FHLMC, and an approved GNMA issuer. Susan received her BBA from the University of the Incarnate Word. She currently serves as a member of the board of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors, and the Open’s Doors Foundation. She is a past president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and the San Antonio Mortgage Bankers. In addition, she was appointed to the Texas Mortgage Industry Advisory Committee by the Commissioner of the Texas Savings and Mortgage Banking Division. In 2009, Susan received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Distinguished Service Award.

    Byron L. Boston, President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Investment Officer, Dynex Capital, Inc.

    Byron Boston is President, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX), a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with approximately $4 billion in managed assets. Mr. Boston is responsible for all strategy and operations as well as fostering and maintaining key relationships with shareholders, creditors, and dealers. He also leads the day-to-day investment, financing, hedging, and financial reporting decisions. Mr. Boston is also a member of Dynex Capital’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Boston is a seasoned investment professional with 37 years of experience in the fixed income capital markets and the U.S. housing finance system. Since January of 2004 he has built two successful public companies, Dynex Capital and Sunset Financial Resources. Prior to Dynex, Mr. Boston served in a senior leadership role in the investment division of Freddie Mac for 7 years.  Between 1981 and 1997 Mr. Boston developed his career as a banker and bond trader, first with Chemical Bank as a Corporate Banking Officer and then with Credit Suisse First Boston as a mortgage-backed securities trader. He is currently also currently a board member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and The Salzburg Global Seminar.

    Casey Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, XINNIX, Inc.

    With more than 30 years of mortgage experience, Casey is one of the most influential visionaries in the industry today. In 2002, she founded XINNIX, the premier sales and leadership development academy providing training, coaching and accountability for the nation’s top mortgage lenders. For nearly 17 years, Casey has fostered a culture of excellence that has attracted a diverse team with deep knowledge of the industry to join XINNIX. To date, the company boasts a total of sixteen culture awards, including “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Places to Work” and “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation.”  Casey has been recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Most Influential Female Business Owners” by the Atlanta Women's Pacesetters, a “Top Female Entrepreneur” by Atlanta Woman Magazine and a “Roaring Twenty” award winner by the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business. This year, Casey was named for the second time as a “HousingWire Woman of Influence.” In addition to leading a thriving company, Casey is a sought-after national keynote speaker whose extensive knowledge and experience allows her to inspire and enrich others by speaking first-hand about leadership and business growth.

  • Networking Lunch

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom

  • Photo-Op: Mika Brzezinski - Know Your Value

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

    Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Times best seller in January 2010. Her second book, Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for business books in 2011. It is being expanded and rereleased in the fall of 2018. Her third book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, debuted on the bestseller list in spring of 2013. In 2015, Mika released Grow Your Value, which is a sequel to Knowing Your Value and explores the intersection between self-fulfillment, family, and career. Mika, along with host, Joe Scarborough, was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. In addition, both Mika and Joe are now visiting fellows at Harvard.   In 2015, Mika partnered with NBCUniversal to produce events based on Knowing Your Value throughout the country. Know Your Value is a nationwide effort focused on empowering women to express their worth in business and in life. Through national events, a new aspirational and informative website (knowyourvalue.com), and custom corporate events, Mika provides tangible, relatable advice that supports all women – at all ages and stages of their careers.  Prior to joining MSNBC in January of 2007, Mika was an anchor of CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks.  A native of New York City, Mika is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum.

  • Know Your Value: All Things At Once

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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    Based on her own experiences as a wife, mother, daughter, and a professional, Mika Brzezinski will address the perpetual question of “having it all” when it comes to work and family; the importance of remaining equally humble in the face of great success and seemingly devastating setbacks; as well as the necessity of knowing and embracing our limitations so that we may transcend them. In lieu of the traditional emphasis on “work-life-balance,” instead she focuses on helping women reach their full potential in all areas of life, at every stage of their journey, without the pressure or expectation of unobtainable perfection.

    Speaker(s)

    Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC’s Morning Joe Co-Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author

    Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Times best seller in January 2010. Her second book, Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for business books in 2011. It is being expanded and rereleased in the fall of 2018. Her third book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, debuted on the bestseller list in spring of 2013. In 2015, Mika released Grow Your Value, which is a sequel to Knowing Your Value and explores the intersection between self-fulfillment, family, and career. Mika, along with host, Joe Scarborough, was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. In addition, both Mika and Joe are now visiting fellows at Harvard.   In 2015, Mika partnered with NBCUniversal to produce events based on Knowing Your Value throughout the country. Know Your Value is a nationwide effort focused on empowering women to express their worth in business and in life. Through national events, a new aspirational and informative website (knowyourvalue.com), and custom corporate events, Mika provides tangible, relatable advice that supports all women – at all ages and stages of their careers.  Prior to joining MSNBC in January of 2007, Mika was an anchor of CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks.  A native of New York City, Mika is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum.

  • "Entrepreneuring" Your Life: Unleashing the Start Up Mentality at Work and at Home

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Jane Hyo-Sung Park, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Julep Beauty

    Tricia Migliazzo, Vice President of Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Jane Hyo-Sung Park will share her key lessons learned from personal history of being an immigrant child who couldn't speak English through to building Julep, a multi-million dollar, venture-backed omni-channel beauty brand. Core startup concepts such as "AB testing," "minimally viable product," and transforming failures into lessons can help every woman achieve more sanity and success.

    Speaker(s)

    Jane Hyo-Sung Park, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Julep Beauty

    Jane Park is the CEO and Founder of Julep Beauty, an omnichannel beauty brand distributed nationally at Ulta stores as well as on QVC and Nordstrom. A disruptor in the beauty space, Julep innovates rapidly by co-creating with its customers through social media and personalizing offerings to each subscriber. Ms. Park is a nationally recognized expert in ecommerce, consumer retail, and branding.  Prior to founding Julep, Ms. Park was an executive at Starbucks in the New Ventures division, and worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the Retail and Consumer Goods practice group and the CEO Forum for Education and Technology with luminaires such as Steve Jobs (CEO Apple) and Eckhard Pfeiffer (CEO Compaq). The daughter of an orphan refugee from North Korea, Ms. Park inspires women with her personal narrative of growing from a timid, non-English speaking kindergartner in a new land to one of the few women entrepreneurs to raise over $50MM in venture capital financing from Silicon Valley.

    Tricia Migliazzo, Vice President of Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tricia Migliazzo is Vice President of Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, DC. Ms. Migliazzo's responsibilities include leading MBA's residential recruiting and residential member engagement initiatives nationwide. She has formed and currently leads a Strategic Member Relations team that develops, strengthens and manages personal relationships with senior executives at the Association's member companies, in order to maximize the value of their MBA membership and engagement. The team coordinates and facilitates the integration of member companies across MBA, by connecting them to the MBA resources that support their individual needs.  Ms. Migliazzo brings to MBA over 15 years of management experience in the mortgage banking industry. She joins MBA from Lenders One/Altisource Portfolio Solutions, where she most recently served as Director of Business Development/Capital Markets/AFO, growing the cooperative by recruiting members and investor partners while influencing program and product utilization for increased revenue growth.Prior to joining Lenders One in 2006, Ms. Migliazzo was Director of Operations/Business Development at a mid-size national retail mortgage bank where she diversified product and business divisions/segments to increase market share, expanded target markets, and implemented policies and procedures to adhere to regulatory compliance guidelines. Before that, she held positions in finance and administration in the healthcare industry.

  • Refreshment Break

    Location: Level 3,
    South Pre-function

  • You Say More Than You Think

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Body Language Expert

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    A recognized expert on communications, Janine Driver teaches executives, salespeople and other professionals how to build their presence, explode their selling skills and deliver winning presentations. Attend this session to learn how to use your body language to make you a better leader and take your career and your organization to the highest level.

    Speaker(s)

    Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Body Language Expert

    Janine Driver is the New York Times Best Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK (Random House), and most recently YOU CAN'T LIE TO ME (HarperOne), popular keynote speaker, media expert for NBC's TODAY Show, 20/20, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Katie, Dr. Drew on HLN, and the Dr. Oz Show, and she's the founder, president, and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute (BLI). BLI is an elite certification program that offers award-winning advanced communications training that help executives, sales and other professionals build executive presence, explode their selling skills, and create and deliver business presentations that win new business. Janine and her team of the world's most sought after subject matter experts have helped clients become the total leader, which ultimately led them to win millions of dollars in new business contracts.   Janine's background includes being a federal law enforcement officer within the United States Department of Justice for fifteen years, where she trained over 60,000 lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers within the ATF, CIA, FBI, and the Netherlands Police how to read body language and detect deception. Each week, Janine travels the country providing communications training to her clients, who include such companies and associations as AOL, Coca-Cola, Procter and Gamble, P&G Diversity Group, SHRM, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, NIKE, FM Global, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Australian Embassy (diversity), Lockheed Martin, SHRM, Harvard University-Institute of Politics, The Hard Rock Hotels, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) global, STIHL, ABC Supply, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Planet Land Care Network, Meeting Professionals International, and the Certified Contractors Network - just to name a few! In addition, Janine is an approved speaker for Vistage, a worldwide leadership company that help senior executives take their careers-and their companies-to a higher level!  Imagine the impact you will have on others when you are inspired to look at the world differently.

  • Closing

    Location: Level 3,
    Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Speaker(s)

    Marcia M. Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marcia M. 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. She is a member of the NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC). Marcia is also a member of Women in Housing Finance and the International Women's Leadership Association. In 2015, she was honored by HousingWire as one of its 2015 Women of Influence.

  • Reception

    Location: Level 3,
    South Pre-function

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