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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • ROUNDTABLE: Maximizing CRA Opportunities (Closed to Media)

    Location: Congressional Room,
    Second Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Robert Chrane, Chief Executive Officer, Down Payment Resource

    Sandra Braswell, Senior Vice President, Mortgage CRA and Fair Lending Manager, BB&T

    Richard T. Bechtel, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Residential Lending, TD Bank

    West Beibers, CMB, AMP, President, The Commonwealth Group

    Breakout Session,

    Roundtable

    Obtain quick tips on how to improve or expand your CRA residential mortgage lending program, whether through growing in-house volume or generating volume through third-party partnerships.

    Speaker(s)

    Robert Chrane, Chief Executive Officer, Down Payment Resource

    Rob Chrane has more than three decades of experience in real estate and mortgage finance. He founded Down Payment Resource in 2008 to match homebuyers and properties to down payment assistance programs -- like Match.com for down payment help. Chrane has been recognized as a HousingWire Vanguard for his leadership in the housing economy.  Down Payment Resource was recognized as one of the industry’s most innovative technology companies by HousingWire TECH100™ and Inman News as “Most Innovative New Technology.”  As a volunteer leader with housing community organizations, Chrane has served with the Urban Land Institute and its Terwilliger Workforce Housing Center; and the Metro Atlanta “Piece by Piece Regional Foreclosure Initiative.” He has also been active with the National Council of State Housing Agencies; the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies; and the National Housing Council.  Chrane also worked on numerous Habitat for Humanity homes and served as a board member and fundraiser for the Buckhead YMCA for more than 15 years.

    Sandra Braswell, Senior Vice President, Mortgage CRA and Fair Lending Manager, BB&T

    Sandra Braswell is a BB&T Senior Vice President, and BB&T’s Mortgage CRA / Fair Lending Manager.  She supports BB&T’s Mortgage Managers and Mortgage Loan Officers throughout their footprint in their outreach initiatives to provide a “Map to Homeownership” to First-Time Homebuyers. Sandra works with BB&T’s Mortgage Lending Administration, CRA Department and Fair Lending Department to execute on strategic objectives to provide Affordable Housing opportunities to the communities they serve.

    Richard T. Bechtel, Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Residential Lending, TD Bank

    Rick Bechtel is Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Residential Lending for TD Bank. In this role, Rick is accountable for all aspects of consumer lending across the mortgage and home equity businesses. This includes strategy, product and P&L management, and leading the national sales team and secondary markets groups. Rick's focus is on growing TD Bank's residential lending businesses and mortgage salesforce, while ensuring TD remains aligned to the bank's risk profile and focused on the customer. Additionally, Rick is leading the development of a best-in-class technology platform designed to support TD's Retail, Consumer Direct and Correspondent Lending channels.  With nearly 30 years of banking and management experience, Rick is a versatile leader with expertise in sales, operations, capital markets, compliance, marketing, technology, and product development. He most recently served as Managing Director, Head of Mortgage Banking at CIBC (formerly The PrivateBank), a leading Canadian-based global financial institution, where he led the business to win the inaugural Mortgage Bankers Association Diversity & Inclusion Award.  An accomplished executive, Rick has also built and led preeminent sales teams at both Wells Fargo and Chase, with demonstrated success in profitably scaling the business, while capturing significant cross-sell and market share. Rick's strong passion for the customer, combined with his keen understanding of store networks, brand, sales model and organizational culture, position him to drive the growth and profitability of TD's Mortgage and Home Equity businesses.  He is a well-regarded industry leader, currently serving on the Mortgage Bankers Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and the Ellie Mae Executive Advisory Board, and speaking regularly at national conferences on subjects ranging from M&A and sales strategy to organizational diversity.

    West Beibers, CMB, AMP, President, The Commonwealth Group

    West Beibers is a 30 year veteran of the mortgage banking industry. He has served in a variety of management capacities during that time including production, underwriting, operations, quality control, and regulatory compliance. West holds the FHA Direct Endorsement, VA Automatic and Staff Appraisal Reviewer designations.  West also holds the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation and is active with the Mortgage Bankers Association at the State and National Levels. He serves currently as President of The Commonwealth Group, a consulting firm to the mortgage banking and banking industries for quality control, compliance, and fair lending

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