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Shayna Arrington
Shayna Arrington
The Money Source Inc.

As the Chief Compliance Officer at The Money Source Inc. (TMS), Shayna Arrington oversees compliance across all business channels, including Correspondent, Servicing, Subservicing, and formerly the company’s Retail and Wholesale Origination Channels. This includes oversight of company legal and regulatory compliance, change management, policies and procedures, quality control, compliance testing, licensing, and examinations. Before joining TMS, Arrington worked at a mortgage-banking-focused law firm where she served as outside compliance counsel to a variety of lenders and servicers. She has extensive government and regulatory experience, including time at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice.

Rodney Bechdoldt
Rodney Bechdoldt
Arvest Bank

At Arvest Bank, Rodney Bechdoldt leads the mortgage servicing functions for both Arvest Bank and Arvest Central Mortgage Company. With over 18 years’ experience at Arvest, Bechdoldt is responsible for the strategic oversight of mortgage servicing focusing on investor and regulatory guidelines, operational efficiencies, and customer experience. In addition to servicing operational leadership, Bechdoldt also leads direction and oversight for acquiring mortgage servicing rights for Arvest. Throughout Bechdoldt’s career, he has been involved in numerous initiatives to support and grow the company’s mission.

John Bell III
John Bell III
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

A proud Navy veteran, John E. Bell III, Deputy Director, Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for delivering VA home loan benefits to his fellow Veterans. Following a successful career in the mortgage industry, Bell began his VA career in 2010. His prior positions at VA include Chief of Staff for the Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity and Assistant Director for Loan Policy and Valuation, where he improved the number of days to issue eligibility from 26 to two business days, and volume increases of 650%, while VA market share also increased from 1% to 12% of the mortgage market. He will also be serving as the 2022 Board Chairman of the MISMO Government Forum.

Daren Blomquist
Daren Blomquist
Auction.com

In his role, Daren Blomquist analyzes and forecasts complex macro- and microeconomic data trends within the marketplace and greater industry to provide value to both buyers and sellers using the Auction.com platform. Blomquist's reports and analysis have been cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide—including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and on many national network broadcasts, including CBS, ABC, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg.

Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown
LoanCare

With over 35 years’ experience in the mortgage servicing industry, Vicki Brown currently leads the LoanCare Client Relations team, driving operational excellence for the company’s most important affiliations—LoanCare’s Master Servicers, Investors, and Agency partners. Brown oversees all aspects of the client’s experience, from an active engagement in the initial business development opportunity, on to the client implementation process, as well as the long-term management of each client’s overall experience at LoanCare. For the 15 years prior to her tenure overseeing Client Relations, Brown held several different leadership positions throughout mortgage servicing operations.

Marcel Bryar
Marcel Bryar
Mortgage Policy Advisors, LLC

Attorney Marcel A. Bryar is a business executive specializing in the U.S. residential mortgage industry. Working with industry stakeholders, government agencies, and policymakers, Bryar has amassed over 20 years’ experience in mortgage operations, regulation, and policy oversight. Founder of Mortgage Policy Advisors, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based legal advisory firm, Bryar provides insights to mortgage banks and non-banks alike on the topic of regulatory and government policy impacting the mortgage market. Previously, he led the development and implementation of the Making Home Affordable program.

Ed Delgado
Ed Delgado
Chairman, Five Star Global

Ed Delgado has held executive positions at Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac, and JPM Chase. He is the most recent past President and CEO of Five Star Global, a national mortgage trade and media group. Delgado served as a representative to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, leading efforts to develop programs and policy to prevent foreclosures. Delgado was named Chair of the OCC Advisory Council and he is a former member of the Housing Policy Council. Currently, Delgado is Managing Director of Mortgage Policy Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based advisory group.

Shelley Duffy
Shelley Duffy
Incenter LLC

Shelley Duffy introduces C-level mortgage banking and servicing executives to Incenter’s solutions and technologies for optimizing processes and improving performance. Incenter’s family of 11 companies have innovated creative solutions for end-to-end default title lifecycle management, remote/desktop appraisals, insurance (including mortgage portfolio reviews), MSR asset management, and consumer finance. Duffy, who joined Incenter in early 2022, has more than 15 years of senior-level experience in the housing finance industry. She was previously SVP, Enterprise Sales with Computershare Loan Services, which she joined after serving as Senior Relationship Manager, Enterprise Sales with Radian.

Douglas G. Duncan
Douglas G. Duncan
Fannie Mae

At Fannie Mae, Douglas G. Duncan is responsible for forecasts and analyses of the economy and the housing and mortgage markets. Duncan also oversees strategic research regarding the potential impact of external factors on the housing industry. He leads the House Price Forecast Working Group reporting to the Finance Committee. Under his leadership, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group won the NABE Outlook Award, presented annually for the most accurate GDP and Treasury note yield forecasts, in both 2015 and 2016—the first recipient in the award's history to capture the honor two years in a row.

Stephen M. Hladik
Stephen M. Hladik
Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP

Formerly a Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Harrisburg office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection, Stephen M. Hladik brings a broad range of experience to his mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, tax sale, and UDAP legal practice. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Hladik obtained his law degree from Widener University, with honors, where he served as Internal Managing Editor of the Law Review. Hladik gained significant expertise in lending law enforcement while serving in the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection, handling UDAP, FDCPA, RESPA, and TILA cases.

Wes Iseley
Wes Iseley
Carrington Holding Company, LLC

Wes Iseley is a customer service-focused general management executive with proven success leading organizations to profitability throughout all economic cycles. His experience ranges from directing large firms to developing growing companies into industry leaders. At Carrington Holding Company, Iseley is responsible for all external transactions and manages Carrington’s relationships across the Carrington family of companies. Prior to Carrington, Iseley was President of Saxon Mortgage, a Morgan Stanley Company. He worked daily with the trading desk at Morgan Stanley and reported directly to the Global Head of Residential Real Estate.

Lopa P. Kolluri
Lopa P. Kolluri
Federal Housing Administration

In her role at FHA, Lopa P. Kolluri is the senior leader responsible for the Office’s policies, programs, and operations supporting homebuyers, homeowners, multifamily residents, and housing counselors. Kolluri is also responsible for the Office’s oversight of manufactured housing and FHA’s Single-Family, Multifamily, and Healthcare mortgage insurance programs. Kolluri has over 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community and economic development. She served from 2011 to 2013 as Deputy Chief of Staff to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

William J. Maguire
William J. Maguire
Freddie Mac

William J. Maguire (Bill) is responsible for Freddie Mac’s relationships with servicers, including managing their performance, as well as creating and implementing programs, initiatives, policies, and capital market-based transactions to reduce credit losses and loan severities. Maguire joined Freddie Mac in September 2010, with responsibility for managing servicers’ performance, interim servicer oversight, expanding Freddie Mac’s capacity, and approving the transfer of Freddie Mac servicing portfolios. Prior to Freddie Mac, he was the principal of a mortgage servicing consulting firm, and had a distinguished 22-year career at GMAC Mortgage Corp. Maguire holds a B.A. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University and is a graduate of the Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking.

Jerry Mavellia
Jerry Mavellia
Guardian Asset Management

Jerry Mavellia has served as CEO of Guardian Asset Management since 2015. A well-respected industry veteran with over 25 years’ industry experience, he leads Business Development and oversees Project Management Teams for the company. His specialties include property and asset management, property preservation, inspection and rehab.

Leslie Meaux Pordzik
Leslie Meaux Pordzik
Ginnie Mae

Leslie Meaux Pordzik manages the Single-Family, Multi-Family, and Monitoring and Asset Management divisions at Ginnie Mae responsible for Issuer and Portfolio Management. She has oversight responsibility for the program’s 400-plus issuers doing business with the firm. Meaux Pordzik joined Ginnie Mae as the Director of Monitoring and Asset Management in December of 2011. In that role, she was responsible for monitoring and compliance oversight of Ginnie Mae’s active Issuers as well as responsible for managing the defaulted portfolios being subserviced for the agency.

Stanley C. Middleman
Stanley C. Middleman
Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Stanley C. Middleman is the founder and CEO of Freedom Mortgage Corporation, one of the largest and fastest-growing full-service mortgage companies in the country. He is a business strategist, investor, and philanthropist, with over 30 years’ experience in the mortgage banking industry. Since 1990, he has grown the company into one of the nation’s largest U.S. originators and servicers and top VA and FHA (government-insured) lender, with over 13,000 employees and contractors nationwide. Middleman was identified by South Jersey Business Magazine as a top CEO; named fifth highest-rated CEO by Glassdoor for leading his employees and the company during the COVID-19 pandemic; and honored with the Most Admired CEOs 2020 award by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Dr. Frank Nothaft
Dr. Frank Nothaft
CoreLogic

Dr. Frank Nothaft is Chief Economist for CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics, and data-enabled services. He leads the economics team responsible for analysis, commentary, and forecasting in global real estate, insurance, and mortgage markets. Before joining CoreLogic, Nothaft served in a variety of leadership positions at Freddie Mac including VP and Chief Economist. Prior to Freddie Mac, he was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in mathematics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

Tim Rood
Tim Rood
SitusAMC

Tim Rood interfaces with policymakers and influencers on matters related to residential, multifamily, and commercial industries. Prior to joining SitusAMC, Rood served as the Chairman of The Collingwood Group, which he co-founded in 2008. Rood brings nearly three decades of mortgage industry and entrepreneurial experience to SitusAMC. He advises organizations to optimize the business opportunities and to mitigate and manage the risks in and around Washington, D.C. Rood is a sought-after and regular contributor to various national media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, FOX Business News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Banker.

Rick Sharga
Rick Sharga
ATTOM

One of the country’s most frequently quoted sources on real estate, mortgage, and foreclosure trends, Rick Sharga has appeared on CNBC, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, ABC News, FOX, Bloomberg, and NPR. He is a founding member of the Five Star National Mortgage Servicing Association, is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Default Professionals, and was twice named to the Inman News Inman 100. Sharga has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate and mortgage industries, including roles as the EVP at RealtyTrac, EVP for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Chief Marketing Officer of the company’s Vylla business unit, and as Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X and Auction.com.

Gagan Sharma
Gagan Sharma
BSI Financial

Gagan Sharma acquired BSI Financial Services from a bank in 2006. Prior to BSI, Sharma founded a global outsourcing company serving the financial services and technology industries. He raised institutional equity financing and increased the company’s labor force to more than 1,200 people before selling it. Before that, Sharma was a consultant with Deloitte, advising clients on matters of strategy and operations in the financial services and high-tech industries. Sharma has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Stanford A. Stanford
Stanford A. Stanford
Mr. Cooper

A long-time bank regulatory and a risk/compliance expert, Stanford A. Stanford oversees and facilitates risk and control self-assessments in line with risk policies and appetite across all business areas. Prior to his current role, Stanford was the Chief Compliance Officer for WSFS Bank. Before joining WSFS Bank, Stanford served the public’s interest as an Assistant Regional Director at the CFPB. Other work experiences include leadership roles at Freddie Mac, Capital One Bank, Royal Strategy Consulting, and Zions Bank. Stanford has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Westminster College. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the same college. He additionally holds a Master of Science in Computer and Management Information Systems.

Sandra Thompson
Sandra Thompson
Federal Housing Finance Agency

Before being named FHFA Acting Director, Sandra L. Thompson served as Deputy Director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals (DHMG). Since March 2013, as the DHMG Deputy Director, Thompson oversaw FHFA’s housing and regulatory policy, capital policy, financial analysis, fair lending, and all mission activities for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Prior to joining FHFA, Thompson worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, for more than 23 years in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision. During her time at FDIC, Thompson led the Agency’s examination and enforcement program for risk management and consumer protection at the height of the financial crisis. Thompson is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Michael Waldron
Michael Waldron
Community Loan Servicing, LLC

At Community Loan Servicing, Michael S. Waldron is responsible for the Compliance and Oversight Department’s management, leadership, and direction as well as the company’s overall compliance strategy. Prior to joining Community, Waldron was Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Mortgage Banking Group. With over 20 years’ serving the industry in a wide variety of legal and compliance-related functions, Waldron is known for his ability to navigate the regulatory landscape and build relationships that add value to those with whom he works.

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William Walsworth
Five Brothers Asset Management Solutions

In 1995, William Walsworth joined Five Brothers as Chief Information Officer, developing all of the Five Brothers technology solutions, including MOTZ,™ MARS™ and FiveOnline.™ Walsworth provides Five Brothers’ clients with efficient and effective solutions for loss mitigation, asset preservation, and loan modification, as well as document management, scanning, archival, and retrieval. Walsworth holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Five Brothers, Walsworth served as a senior systems analyst at Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation in New York before becoming President of GNU Software Development in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Douglas Whittemore
Douglas Whittemore
US Bank

In his role at US Bank, Whittemore manages all default servicing functions for both US Bank’s mortgage and consumer loan portfolios. Prior to joining US Bank, he held several different executive roles with JPMorgan Chase, Nationstar Mortgage, and Springleaf Financial. Prior to that, he led a group that launched Citibank’s first successful mortgage product in Poland, which was Citi’s first mortgage product in the CEE region. Whittemore is also the Co-Founder & Treasurer of the Ruth Cheatham Foundation, a Dallas-based charity supporting adolescent cancer patients and survivors. He also has the privilege of overseeing US Bank’s Veteran giving programs, consisting of free home repairs and both home and vehicle donations.

Lawrence Yun
Lawrence Yun
National Association of Realtors

Lawrence Yun oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) including existing home sales statistics, the Affordability Index, and the Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1.3 million realtor members. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council, the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey, and the Industrial Economists Discussion Group at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.