Mortgage Star | May 4 — 6, 2021

The mortgage event for women, by women.

Title Sponsor
Reverse Mortgage Sponsor
Non-QM Sponsor
Featuring

Rise above the rest.

Successful women are constantly looking to hone their skills, build relationships and better understand how to use and improve their abilities and talents. They want to be able to share their experiences and questions with colleagues who understand, and do it in an environment that helps build connections that last a lifetime. That’s why there’s the Mortgage Star Conference for women in the mortgage profession, a specially-designed hands-on immersion event centered around superior results.

What I love about the Mortgage Star Conference is the networking opportunities. Time was allotted to build relationships... business and personal. The venue was awesome, everything was well planned — our sessions during the day consisted of dynamic speakers from the financial mortgage arena.

Cindy Batko

When

May 4 — 6, 2021

This multi-day event is open to everyone, and includes the National Assocation of Professional Mortgage Women's annual conference, as well as granting access to the Mid-South Mortgage Expo on May 5.

Where

Memphis, TN

Join us in Memphis!

MortgageStar will be hosted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Enjoy discounted room rates when you book through us.

The expo is brought to you by

Speakers

Find these industry leaders sharing their insights at the event.
Ashley Abbondanza

Ashley Abbondanza

SVP of Operations
Single Source Property Solutions
Chrissy Brown, CMB

Chrissy Brown, CMB

Chief Lending Officer
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Jodi Hall

Jodi Hall

President
Nationwide Mortgage Bankers
Kelly Hendricks

Kelly Hendricks

Managing Editor
Mortgage Women Magazine
Laura Brandao

Laura Brandao

President & Partner
American Financial Resources
Marianne Kozak

Marianne Kozak

VP, Regional Sales Leader
Arc Home
Mary Kay Scully

Mary Kay Scully

Director of Customer Education
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Megan Marsh

Megan Marsh

Founder
Keystone Alliance Mortgage
Nora Guerra

Nora Guerra

Affordable Lending Manager
Freddie Mac
Suha Zehl

Suha Zehl

Chief Analytics Officer
Equity Prime Mortgage
Susan Kerr

Susan Kerr

President
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women
Talita Guerrero

Talita Guerrero

Owner
Right Key Mortgage
David Luna

David Luna

President
Mortgage Educators & Compliance
Larry Mize

Larry Mize

Business Development
Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions
Mark Burch

Mark Burch

Business Development Manager
Temple View Capital
Ralph Rosynek

Ralph Rosynek

Senior Vice President
Moneyhouse

Agenda

Enjoy a rich lineup of engaging sessions and product showcases.

Tuesday, May 4th

1:00 pm

 — 

2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Take Advantage Of Your Unfair Advantage

Do you know what your Unfair Advantage is?  In an industry where products and programs can be the same across the board, it is YOU that has to stand out and make the customer the hero of their story.  To stand out you have to have an Unfair Advantage.

  • What is an Unfair Advantage?
  • How do you identify and implement?
  • What are tools to help you begin creating your Unfair Advantage today?
  • What is the secret of maintaining your Unfair Advantage?

In this presentation, Mary Kay Scully, national trainer for Genworth Mortgage Insurance, will show you how to create and/or enhance your brand through stories of what individuals and companies have done in crowded fields to identify, develop and deploy a brand that truly sets them apart  and ahead of their competition.

Mary Kay Scully
Presented By
Mary Kay Scully
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Session B
Presented By

2:00 pm

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3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Achieving Women: Panel Discussion Of Top Women Mortgage Leaders

Join moderator Kelly Hendricks, managing editor of Mortgage Women Magazine, and our all-star lineup of accomplished women as we explore what obstacles women, especially, have to overcome to excel in the mortgage industry. We’ll look, for example, a developing a more competitive mindset, or whether women have to work much harder to balance family and work duties, or simply why old-school ideas of what’s right for women still persist. Our panelists include Marianne Kozak, regional vice president at Arc Home Loans; Ashley Abbondanza, SVP of operations at Single Source Property Solutions; and Suha Zehl, chief analytics officer at Equity Prime Mortgage.

Kelly Hendricks
Presented By
Kelly Hendricks
Mortgage Women Magazine
Session B
Presented By

3:00 pm

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4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Bringing Out Your Inner Entrepreneur

Susan Kerr, president of the National Association of Mortgage Women, will kick off this conversation encouraging everyone to find the passion and drive to, if not be a boss, act like one. Take control of your career, push yourself to be the best, and have the courage to take chances. Sometimes, that will propel you up the ranks in the company you work for. Sometimes, it will propel you to start their own. But first you have to understand what it takes not just to want to be great, but what specific things you need to do to achieve it. That’s why we’ve brought together women who’ve done just that. Sharing their experiences and wisdom with you will be Megan Marsh, founder of Keystone Alliance Mortgage; Jodi Hall, president of Nationwide Mortgage Bankers; and Talita Guerrero, co-owner of Right Key Mortgage.


Presented By
Session B
Presented By

Wednesday, May 5th

8:30 am

 — 

9:15 am

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Buy, Rehab, Repeat. Making More With Fix-and-Flip Loans
Rocket Pro Main Stage

Expand your reach to professional real estate investors as well as build better relationships with real estate agents by using fix-and-flip loans. Learn how these popular programs can boost your income and give you more product to offer your clients. Gain knowledge about our rental finance products fueled by products such as a 10-year investor-owned program that will be an outlet for your investors looking to buy or refinance rental properties. Finally, learn the power of these loans and the ability to generate wealth in real estate investing. Presented by Temple View Capital

Mark Burch
Presented By
Mark Burch
Temple View Capital
Session B
Presented By

9:15 am

 — 

10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Finding Opportunity In Reverse
Rocket Pro Main Stage

Are you prepared for one of the fastest growing origination opportunities? Loan origination activities for 2019 continue to reflect the fastest growing homeowner demographic, as 10,000 or more Americans reach age 62, needing specific retirement planning and resource tools as components to a financial longevity strategy. Today’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage will be one of those important components for many. Are you prepared to address the lending needs of older Americans with loan programs, product education, staffing and a marketing plan? Do you need to fast track this demographic to increase your potential growth and marketshare objectives? Let’s expedite the discussion and  begin a pathway to this growing origination opportunity. Presented by Ralph Rosynek, SVP of Moneyhouse.

Ralph Rosynek
Presented By
Ralph Rosynek
Moneyhouse
Session B
Presented By

10:00 am

 — 

10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
What's Beyond The Boom?
Rocket Pro TPO Main Stage

Despite the pandemic, the past months have been some of the best the mortgage industry has ever seen. But what’s just over the horizon? There are still many questions concerning the outlook for originations and regulation.  This interactive session will answer:

  • What can we expect for the rest of 2021?
  • What will rates do? Will they continue their roller coaster ride up and down?
  • Housing inventory: What is really the problem?
  • With the new Administration, what does this mean for the CFPB and the mortgage industry?

These and other answers will be shared with the audience in a highly informative presentation by David Luna, president of Mortgage Educators and Compliance.

David Luna
Presented By
David Luna
Mortgage Educators & Compliance
Session B
Presented By

10:45 am

 — 

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Exhibit Area Opens

Exhibit area opens, break with exhibitors.

Presented By
Session B
Presented By

11:15 am

 — 

12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
The New Non-QM: How It Works For You
Rocket Pro Main Stage

Alternative lending is the fastest growing segment of the mortgage industry - come learn why. With a growth potential of upwards of $200 billion, it’s imperative to get involved today. By offering non-agency/non-QM products, lenders can break into an untapped market, increase their reach and help millions of underserved American homebuyers find a mortgage that fits their needs – ultimately growing their business. Presented by Larry Mize, Regional VP of Sales at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions.

Learning Objectives include understanding:

  • What exactly is non-QM
  • Common misconceptions regarding non-QM
  • What programs are available to help challenging borrowers
  • How technology is helping make non-QM even easier to close
  • How to identify and reach potential non-QM borrowers
  • How to qualify and actively market to add volume
  • What to look for in a non-QM investor
Larry Mize
Presented By
Larry Mize
Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions
Session B
Presented By

12:00 pm

 — 

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Time With Exhibitors

Break in sessions.

Presented By
Session B
Presented By

12:30 pm

 — 

1:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Mortgage Star Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the Mortgage Star Award winners.
Open to all attendees of Mid-South Mortgage Expo, Mortgage Star Conference, and exhibitors.

Presented By
Session B
Presented By

Thursday, May 6th

9:00 am

 — 

5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
8-Hour NMLS Renewal Course

Optional — Must Pre-Register

Registration opens at 8 am, class beings promptly at 9 am. Anyone not already registered at 9 am will not be allowed to take the class. Partial credit cannot be offered.

Fulfill your complete 8 hour continuing education requirements for your NMLS license renewal! This is a separately-ticketed bonus offering. Make the most of your time this year by getting all your federally-required CE at the expo, in addition to a conference full of networking, education, opportunities and prizes. Continuing Education course provided by Mortgage Educators & Compliance.

Important Note: You must take the entire 8 hour class to qualify for credit. We cannot give partial credit.

IMPORTANT: In addition to pre-registration, in order to qualify for admission to the free NMLS License Renewal Class, you must have attended the expo and had your Exhibit Hall passport marked by all exhibitors. Only one Exhibit Hall passport given per person.

David Luna
Presented By
David Luna
Mortgage Educators & Compliance
Session B
Presented By

9:30 am

 — 

11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Regulatory Outlook Panel

With only a few months into 2021, beefed-up regulatory enforcement and litigation is already well under way. Join us for one of our conference’s most popular sessions, as we convene a panel of industry experts to discuss changes and outlook expected from organizations such as HUD, FHA, Freddie Mac and more. We’ll hear their insider views on issues that the industry is grappling with, guidance on compliance concerns, and their thoughts on what’s coming next. Discussion leaders include: Nora Guerra, affordable lending manager at Freddie Mac; and Chrissy Brown, CMB, chief lending officer at Atlantic Bay Mortgage

Susan Kerr
Presented By
Susan Kerr
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women
Session B
Presented By

11:00 am

 — 

12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Say "Yes" Everyday

Have you ever been asked to face your greatest fear?  Being vulnerable and putting yourself out for all to see requires a certain mindset.  I have learned that by enlisting help and including others to support your efforts can make the difference you need to squash your self-doubt.  Once you open your mind and realize the outcomes it would be hard not to change.  Let Laura Brandao, president of AFR Wholesale Mortgage, guide you to “Say Yes Everyday” because once the ripple of positivity begins, you will never look back.

This session presents a new mantra on how to remain open to new experiences by altering how you approach each day – just by stepping up and putting yourself out there without expectations or preconceived notions.

In 2018 Laura underwent a transformation, and she realized that most of her success both professionally and personally was due to a “say yes” everyday mindset. So, she started to test the theory. As each day began, she would open her mind and say YES. This approach to others when you don’t know what someone might want can be either positive or negative. Opening up and listening without thinking about what else is on your plate can bring about new experiences.

She will illustrate that if you go into every situation with no preconceived notions or expectations, you can do ANYTHING. Laura feels that as humans we cause our own fears or letdowns because things don’t turn out the way we expected them to – but by realizing that we are doing it to experience something new, there is no possible letdown.

Laura will lead you through the many challenges that set her on the path of positive energy in her field of expertise.

You will learn the following:

  1. How to access your energy whenever you need it
  2. How to focus on saying “yes” to something every day
  3. How to connect with your inner child by being open to new experiences
Laura Brandao
Presented By
Laura Brandao
American Financial Resources
Session B
Presented By

12:00 pm

 — 

1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
NAPMW Annual Business Meeting
Presented By
Session B
Presented By

1:00 pm

 — 

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Break For Lunch

Sessions adjourn for self-provided lunch.

Presented By
Session B
Presented By

6:00 pm

 — 

9:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
NAPMW Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Dinner

Separately ticketed event. Registration information available soon.

Presented By
Session B
Presented By

Friday, May 7th

9:00 am

 — 

Concurrent Sessions
Session A
Agenda Coming Soon
Presented By
Session B
Presented By

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, who you can meet at the event.
Title Sponsor
Reverse Mortgage Sponsor
Non-QM Sponsor

Location

Located steps away from Downtown Memphis.
Need to stay the night? Enjoy our discounted room rates.

Where

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

250 N Main St,
Memphis, TN 38103

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