NAMMBA CONNECT in Atlanta Apr. 12-14

The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America will hold its annual CONNECT Conference in Atlanta Apr. 12-14.

The Mortgage Bankers Association, United Wholesale Mortgage and XINNIX the Mortgage Academy are title sponsors of NAMMBA Connect.

NAMMBA“Partnering with these three organizations is recognition for NAMMBA that underscores the organization’s growing importance as the go-to resource for women and minority mortgage professionals,” said NAMMBA Founder Tony Thompson, CMB. “I’m excited about our Title Sponsors for the CONNECT 2018 conference and the many industry professionals who will attend. This collaboration illustrates the recognition of work and impact NAMMBA is beginning to have on increasing diversity and inclusion in the real estate finance industry.”

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA is the mortgage industry’s premier trade association, offering professionals insight, resources and development opportunities to help enhance their business. UWM is one of the country’s largest wholesale lenders, having produced just under $23 billion in volume in 2016, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. Georgia-based XINNIX is the leading provider of sales and leadership development training for professionals in the mortgage industry.

All three groups will be on full display at NAMMBA’s CONNECT 2018 conference April 12-14 when real estate finance professionals gather in Atlanta to hear from leaders about the state of the industry. The conference, at the Westin Buckhead hotel, will spotlight experts discussing a wide array of topics, from offering an economic outlook for 2018 to giving tips on conquering the builder market.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, will keynote the Conference. MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, will provide an update on the state of the industry. Additionally, Matt Ishbia, UWM president and CEO, will lead a session on the re-emergence of the wholesale broker; and Nima Ghamsari, CEO of Blend, will deliver a keynote address on the future of fintech in lending.

NAMMBA CONNECT will also feature an awards gala honoring the Top 100 women and minority originators across the country, as well as recognizing the Top 25 Best Places to Work for women and minorities in real estate finance industry.

Also on tap is the ForHer conference, in association with the MBA’s mPower initiative. The conference within a conference will feature the MBA Chief Operating Officer Marcia Davies as event moderator and Lisa Skeete Tatum, founder of women’s professional development platform Landit, as the keynote speaker.

Learn more about NAMMBA at; and more about CONNECT at

The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America is a national trade association dedicated to enrichment and betterment of minorities and women who work in the real estate finance industry. Founded by industry veteran Tony Thompson, CMB, NAMMBA’s mission is to increase engagement of minorities and women in the mortgage banking industry at the local, state and national level.