MBA National Advocacy Conference in D.C. Apr. 2-3

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual National Advocacy Conference takes place Apr. 2-3 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

MBA is our nation’s most influential and powerful presence on real estate finance issues. A strong and unified voice is critical as we work to better our industry and the communities we serve. From single family to commercial and multifamily; from loan originators to servicers and investors, we are the force that ensures a safe and sustainable real estate finance system across the country and that message resonates with elected officials.

That is why the MBA National Advocacy Conference is so important. It is the largest and only advocacy event focused solely on real estate finance issues. Through NAC, we have one collective voice through which to influence major positive change.

Our industry impacts people, jobs and the nation’s economy. We don’t just finance homes and businesses–we build communities. Join us to advocate and educate your elected officials by showing them how impactful proposed legislation can be. Whether you are in the C-suite or starting out your career, we will give you the tools you need to let your voice be heard.

BenCarsonKeynote Speaker: HUD Secretary Ben Carson
Ben Carson serves as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, he served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He has authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy.

DougJonesKeynote Speaker: Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.
Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., won a special election in 2017 to fill the seat vacated by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A lifelong Alabama resident, he served as staff counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Howell Heflin, D-Ala. He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1980-1984. He left government service in 1984 and was in the private practice of law in Birmingham, until President Bill Clinton nominated him to United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, where he served until June 2001. It was while serving in that position that h successfully prosecuted two of the four men responsible for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

ChrisWallaceKeynote Speaker: Chris Wallace
Join us as Fox News anchor Chris Wallace provides a keynote address on Apr. 2. Wallace breaks down today’s top news issues impacting individuals and industry, leaving audiences with takeaways that prepare them for impending changes in the political landscape. The host of Fox News Sunday, Wallace has established himself as a battled-tested media presence, an incisive, thoughtful interviewer and a venerable authority on presidential history and election politics.

Over Wallace’s decades-long journalism career, he reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for Primetime and 20/20, and as an anchor on the longest running show on television, NBC News’ Meet the Press. The author of the best-seller, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, he has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award. In 2016, he earned praise from fellow journalists and political operatives on both sides of the aisle for his sterling performance moderating the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Who Should Attend
–Real estate finance professionals interested in learning more about advocating for the industry with elected officials;
–Industry professionals from all segments including single family, commercial and multifamily.

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