MBA Annual Convention Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are the lifeblood of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Convention & Expo. These sessions provide in-the-weeds discussions and insights from expert panelists on the most relevant topics to your business in these challenging times.

Here is a listing of Breakout sessions taking place at MBA Annual21. Sessions follow three distinct tracks: the Innovation and Tech Track; the Market Opportunities Track; and the Policy Track.

MBA Annual21 takes place Oct. 17-20 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, visit the Convention website.

Monday, Oct. 18

(All times Pacific)

1:30-2:30 p.m. PT

INNOVATION & TECH TRACK: Tech Showcase for Top Decision Makers


Julian Hebron, Founder & CEO, The Basis Point

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES TRACK: Innovative Solutions to Increase Homeownership for LMI Borrowers


Robert Chrane, CEO, Down Payment Resource

Peter Carroll, Executive, Public Policy & Industry Relations, CoreLogic

Steve O’Connor, SVP, Affordable Housing Initiatives, Mortgage Bankers Association

Anthony Weekly, Chief Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Truist

Sonja Nelson, Vice President, Resident Initiatives, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

POLICY TRACK: Refocusing on Fair Lending and Fair Servicing


Suzanne Garwood, Executive Director and Associate General Counsel, Chase

Troy Garris, Co-Managing Partner, Garris Horn LLP

Beji Varghese, Partner, Banking, Insurance & Capital Markets, Guidehouse

3:00-4:00 p.m. PT

INNOVATION & TECH TRACK: Pandemic Innovation


Seth Appleton, President of MISMO, Mortgage Bankers Association

Teri Pansing, Vice President, Corporate Closing, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Gulshan Garg, CMB, SVP, Digital Strategy and Transformation, Mr. Cooper

Timothy Mayopoulos, President, Blend

Shelley Leonard, EVP, Chief Product and Digital Officer, Black Knight

Joe Tyrrell, President, ICE Mortgage Technology

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES TRACK: Planning for Profitability


Christy Moss, CMB, Head of Sales and Marketing, FormFree

Garth Graham, Senior Partner, STRATMOR Group

Terry Schmidt, CMB, President, Guild Mortgage Company

Craig Ungaro, COO, AnnieMac Home Mortgage

POLICY TRACK: Navigating Post-Forbearance Loss Mitigation


Jason Kwasny, EVP, Servicing, The Money Source Inc.

Nanci Weissgold, Co-Chair, Financial Services & Products Group and Co-Leader, Consumer Financial Services Team, Alston & Bird, LLP

Jonathan Kolodziej, AMP, CMCP, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Brendan Kelleher, Director, Public Policy & External Affairs, Rocket Mortgage, LLC

Tuesday, Oct. 19

(All times Pacific)

1:30-2:30 p.m. PT

INNOVATION & TECH TRACK: Establishing a Culture of Innovation


Eddy Perez, CMB, Co-Founder and CEO, EPM

Felipe Millon, Senior Manager, Housing Finance Business, Amazon Web Services



Lori Brewer, CEO, LBA Ware

Laird Nossuli, Chief Executive Officer, iEmergent

Owen Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Success Mortgage Partners, Inc.

POLICY TRACK: Perspectives on Policy, Process and Improvements for Residential Appraisals


Kenon Chen, Executive VP, Corporate Strategy, Clear Capital

Jillian White, Head of Collateral, Better Mortgage

Lyle Radke, Director, Collateral Policy Team, Fannie Mae

Kade Clark, SVP, Digital Valuation Products and Sales, Radian Guaranty Inc.

3:00-4:00 p.m. PT

INNOVATION & TECH TRACK: Real-life Cybersecurity


Chase Cunningham, Chief Strategy Officer, Ericom Software

John-Thomas Gaietto, MBA Conference Speakers

MARKET OPPORTUNITIES TRACK: Finding the Loans – Products, Market and Channel Strategy


Sean Faries, CEO, Land Gorilla

James Deitch, CMB, CPA, Co-Founder & CEO, Teraverde Financial

Joe Langner, President & CEO, ReverseVision

Rupa Nanda, CMB, AMP, VP, Correspondent Lending, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Kimberly Joyce, Regional Vice President, Sales, Promontory MortgagePath LLC

Timur Tunador, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC

POLICY TRACK: Who Will Service the Loans? Implications of Capital and Liquidity Requirements


Michael Lau, CMB, Chief Executive Officer, Pingora Asset Management

Glen Messina, President and CEO, Ocwen Financial Corporation

Robert Truitt, Chief Financial Officer, Amerifirst Home Mortgage