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MBA Annual Convention’s 2nd General Session to Include Arrigoni, Emerson, Heid, and Ibrahim

WHAT: Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 98th Annual Convention & Expo: Driving Change.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – September 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo is the premier conference for professionals in all sectors of the mortgage banking industry. The convention addresses key industry-related strategic issues and provides in-depth analysis concerning leadership, growth strategies and trends. Garner insight from influential industry executives as they share their views on the current market, and their projections for the future of real estate finance.

On Monday, October 10th, the conference’s Second General Session will feature MBA’s President and CEO David H. Stevens, joined by top executives from U.S. Bank Mortgage, Quicken Loans, Inc, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Radian Group, Inc as they share an overview of their firm’s current strategic direction including their vision for the near-term and future. The discussion will provide key insights into the potential effects of issues including risk retention, QRM, regulatory compliance and the return of private capital to the secondary mortgage market.

Panelists for this session will include:

-Daniel A. Arrigoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
-Bill Emerson, Chief Executive Officer, Quicken Loans, Inc.
-Michael J. Heid, President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
-S.A. Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer, Radian Guaranty, Inc.

Other speakers at the conference will include:

-The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
-Theodore W. Tozer, President, Ginnie Mae
-Gary Acosta, Founder, NAHREP
-David Axelrod, Political Consultant and Strategist
-Michael D. Berman, CMB, Chairman, Mortgage Bankers Association
-Jared Bernstein, Former Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden
-Jay Brinkmann, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association
-The Honorable John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, Former Governor, Florida
-Brian J. Chappelle, Partner, Potomac Partners
-William H. Frey, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
-Christopher M. George, Founder, President and CEO, CMG Mortgage
-Charles E. Haldeman, Jr. CEO, Freddie Mac
-John B. Johnson, CMB, President and CEO, MortgageAmerica, Inc.
-Regina M. Lowrie, CMB, President, Vision Mortgage Capital
-James M. Parrott, Senior Adviser, National Economic Council
-Lewis S. Ranieri, Chairman and Founding Partner, Ranieri Partners
-David H. Stevens, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
-Debra W. Still, CMB, Vice Chairman, Mortgage Bankers Association
-Michael J. Williams, CEO of Fannie Mae
-Michael W. Young, Chairman-Elect, Mortgage Bankers Association
-Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics

Session topics will include:

-State of the Mortgage Finance Industry
-Understanding QM, QRM and Risk Retention
-Perspectives on the Future of Mortgage Servicing
-Loan Officer Compensation Rules and Licensing
-Future of Technology – The Emerging Trends
-Political Outlook for Housing Finance
-Demographic Trends Impacting the Market

WHEN: Sunday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

REGISTRATION: All press credentials must be obtained in advance. To apply for press credentials, working members of the press may contact:

Melissa Key
(202) 557-2799

Or to apply online, please go to MBA’s 98th Annual Convention and Expo Web site at

NOTE: All convention events are open to the media, with the exception of MBA committee meetings, correspondent meetings and board meetings.

Tuesday’s 4th General Session with The Honorable Jeb Bush and David Axelrod may not be recorded.

Members of the press are responsible for their own housing arrangements. For the latest schedule of events and hotel accommodations, please visit MBA’s 98th Annual Convention and Expo’s website.


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: