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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • IMB Business Strategy & Operations Track: The Future of Regulation for IMBs

    Location: Breakouts


    Speaker(s)

    Mitch Kider, Chairman and Managing Partner, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Jerra Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Quality Control, SWBC Mortgage

    Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Amerifirst Home Mortgage

    Chuck Cross, Senior Vice President of Nonbank Supervision & Enforcement, Conference Of State Bank Supervisors

    Mark McArdle, Assistant Director Of Mortgage Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    IMB Business Strategy & Operations

    Learn what the industry might expect from Federal and State regulators government in 2021 and beyond, including CFPB and CSBS priorities. Hear how your company can prepare for the future and successfully navigate the changing regulatory landscape.

    Speaker(s)

    Mitch Kider, Chairman and Managing Partner, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Mitchel H. Kider is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, a national law firm specializing in the representation of financial institutions, residential homebuilders, and real estate settlement service providers.  Mitch represents banks, mortgage companies, homebuilders, credit card issuers, and other financial service companies in a broad range of litigation and regulatory and compliance matters.  He defends clients in investigations and enforcement actions before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and various state and local regulatory authorities and Attorneys General offices.  Mitch speaks frequently on regulatory and litigation matters before trade associations and other industry groups.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a Faculty Fellow of the Mortgage Bankers Association.  Mitch is the author of six books pertaining to residential mortgage finance and also has written numerous law review and real estate journal articles on the subject.  His most recent books are Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation Under Dodd-Frank (West/Thomson Reuters 2018) and Real Estate and Mortgage Banking: A New Era of Regulatory Reform (West/Thomson Reuters 2017-2018).

    Jerra Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Quality Control, SWBC Mortgage

    Jerra H. Ryan, SVP of Compliance and QC at SWBC Mortgage Corporation, is a mortgage professional with three decades of service in lending. Well-versed in all areas of residential loan production, from origination through processing, underwriting and closing, Jerra set the standard for loan quality excellence and led $250-million in production as a top-ranked originator and producing branch manager before moving her unique fusion of experience into senior leadership as a compliance officer. Jerra advocates for what we can do in mortgage compliance and production. She believes compliance should provide guardrails for business, not road blocks, and brings clarity to complex rules to drive the alignment between sales and regulations.

    Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Amerifirst Home Mortgage

    Mark A. Jones co-founded Kalamazoo-based AmeriFirst Home Mortgage in 1986. As CEO of the community mortgage banker, Mark and the leadership team at AmeriFirst have seen the company grow to serve over a dozen states through 90 branches and over 900 employees. Named one of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine, AmeriFirst is the #1 USDA rural housing lender and #3 FHA lender in the state of Michigan, and a top-50 FHA lender nationwide. AmeriFirst also manages a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $5 Billion. Mark currently serves as Chair of MBA's Audit & Finance Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Southwest Michigan First. In 2016 Mark was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. He holds a BBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

    Chuck Cross, Senior Vice President of Nonbank Supervision & Enforcement, Conference Of State Bank Supervisors

    Chuck Cross is Senior Vice President of Nonbank Supervision & Enforcement for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. In this role, he manages a team that oversees multistate supervision support for mortgage, money services businesses, payday lending, debt collection and other nonbank supervisory areas. Additionally, he is lead staff to the CSBS NonDepository Supervision Committee (NDSC), which provides high level oversight of nonbank supervision to the state system. He is also lead staff in coordinating the state system with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Emphasis includes consumer protection and supervision policy, examination protocols, and supervisory processes. Chuck was on detail assignment to the U.S. Department of Treasury as a “Founding Member” of the CFPB Implementation Team from 2010 to 2011. His responsibilities included early process development for supervision and response to consumer complaints. Chuck was the Director of the Washington DFI Division of Consumer Services from 2003-2006. Prior to Director, Chuck was the Division’s Enforcement Chief. Earlier in his career Chuck was an examiner for both the FDIC and the State of Washington Division of Banks.

    Mark McArdle, Assistant Director Of Mortgage Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Mark McArdle is the Assistant Director, Mortgage Markets at the Bureau. In this role he leads a team that works closely with industry and other stakeholders to help inform the Bureau and the public on current and future trends in the mortgage origination and servicing markets. Before CFPB, McArdle was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, he led the office that managed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), including its remaining investment and homeownership preservation programs, and advised the Department on access to credit issues. He also held previous roles at Treasury including Chief Homeownership Preservation Officer and Director of the Hardest Hit Fund.

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