Tony Thompson, CMB of NAMMBA: We’ll See You at Connect 2022

Tony Thompson, CMB, founded the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America in 2016. NAMMBA is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to inclusion of women and minorities in the mortgage industry who are advocates for sustainable homeownership in local communities. Its mission is to increase the engagement of women and minorities in the mortgage industry by actively being involved at the local, state and national level of the Mortgage Bankers Association. To learn more about NAMMBA, log on to www.nammba.or

Tony Thompson, CMB

The biggest Strategic Networking + Exposition + Thought Leadership Convention in the real estate and mortgage industry is kicking off in Orlando, Fla., this September 15-17, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

CONNECT 2022 is 3 solid days of workshops, roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, exhibitions, catered meals, networking, dancing…and probably some swimming in the pool at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa.

CONNECT 2022 isn’t just about putting you in front of the policymakers and economy shapers. It’s about giving you the tools and connections to develop a strategy for making the mortgage industry work for you.

So who is going to be there?

Sandra Thompson, Deputy Director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority, will be on stage sharing the future model of the GSE and how it will work to support a more sustainable housing market. And then in a 1-to-1 onstage interview with me, where we are going to dig into the future of Fannie and Freddie Mac.

Pam Perry from Freddie Mac and Alanna McCargo from Ginnie Mae will be on hand with strategic financing workshops.   

You can learn how to use mortgage insurance in out-of-the-box ways to get more families into more homes with Albert Martinex from ESSENT MI.

Teresa Placios Smith from HomeServices of America will be hosting language inclusivity workshops.

NAMMBA SuperStars Kevin Periano with Paramount Residential Mortgage Group and Laura Brandao with EPM Mortgage will be talking about how the wholesale channel and correspondent channel will work together in the future, featuring senior executives from around the country.

This is just a taste of who and what is on docket over the 3-day event.

Oh…and most importantly, I want to see you here with us.

With a spacious convention center and expectations of over 1,200 attendees, this is going to be our biggest CONNECT yet, and tickets are already on the move.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet and learn from the biggest names in the industry!

Book by going to and learn more about our speakers, events, partners, and sponsors.

I will see you there!