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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • General Session: Success Stories: Two Young Professionals on the Rise

    Location: Presidential Ballroom,
    Second Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Tamara King, Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Nicholas Whiteside, Student Government Association, Business Manager, Fisk University

    Kyle Knight, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    General Session

    Hear from two young professionals who’ve recently gained exposure to real estate finance, and have found success.

    Speaker(s)

    Tamara King, Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tamara King is Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement. She helps lead MBA's engagement strategy for the Policy Team with several key member segments. Ms. King oversees MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and Network, the Community Bank and Credit Union Network, the Warehouse Lenders Executive Council, the Wholesale Lenders Executive Forum, and the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Prior to her current role, she managed MBA's residential loan production areas where she helped direct the association's policy development on regulatory, legislative, and industry issues.  Tamara has extensive experience in mortgage finance, community development, and state and local governments. Previously, Tamara was a Senior Business Manager for manufactured housing in Fannie Mae's Single-Family Mortgage Business. In this role, Tamara was responsible for developing and managing new initiatives and products, and developing business and strategic relationships with manufactured-housing participants. She also managed the development of several affordable lending products at Fannie Mae. Tamara's other positions have included Vice President of Community Development at HSBC Bank in New York, Director of the New Homes Program at the New York City Housing Partnership, Senior Project Planner in the New York City Mayor's Office of Operations, and Senior Budget Examiner in the New York State Department of the Budget.

    Nicholas Whiteside, Student Government Association, Business Manager, Fisk University

    Nicholas Whiteside is a Sophomore Accounting major at Fisk University. In the summer of 2018, Nicholas interned at Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in the Government Affairs division. During the fall and spring semesters, he served as a Student Ambassador in the Office of Career Planning at Development at Fisk University assisting as an event support and student success specialist. Additionally, Nicholas served his peers as Freshman Class President where he advocated for the success and empowerment of all his constituents. Today Nicholas is Business Manager of the Student Government Association and President of the Center for Financial Advancement Scholars at Fisk University. Among his favorite things are helping others, video games, photography, and observing nature. Nicholas has a deep passion for the success of others. His motto is, “Be a leader and a friend”. Nicholas plans to earn his CPA and use his knowledge of Accounting and Finance to transform low-income communities.

    Kyle Knight, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    Kyle Knight is currently the Talent Acquisition Specialist within the Human Resources department of Walker & Dunlop in Bethesda, Maryland. Before coming to Walker & Dunlop, Kyle was with JPMorgan Chase for three and a half years where she began her career as a Recruiting Coordinator. Her responsibilities included offer letter creation, interview scheduling, relocations and other ad hoc requests from aligned Recruiters. Most recently at JPMorgan Chase, she was a member of the Finance and Risk Recruiting team where she was responsible for full life cycle recruiting.

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