North Carolina Bankers Association To Host 2015 American Mortgage Conference April 20-22


RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) has announced its agenda and speakers for the 2015 American Mortgage Conference in downtown Raleigh at the Marriott City Center beginning Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22. The conference, designed to discuss critical issues relating to business, homeownership and the economy will bring together leading experts in the financial services industry, mortgage practitioners of every kind, policymakers and investors from across the state.

With housing finance at a pivotal crossroads, the 2015 American Mortgage Conference will address a number of timely topics including, financing homeownership for future generations, the design of the future delivery system and its impact on business and commercial real estate, consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act, progress in Washington, innovation in mortgage lending, and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from world-class speakers including:

  • Ted Tozer, president, Ginnie Mae
  • Congressman Patrick McHenry, Chief Deputy Whip & vice chairman, House Financial Services Committee
  • David Silberman, associate director for research, markets and regulation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • David Stevens, president and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Lew Ranieri, chairman and founding partner, Ranieri Partners
  • Bill Emerson, CEO, Quicken Loans
  • Jim Parrott, former economic advisor to President Obama and owner, Falling Creek Advisors
  • Eric Stein, special advisor, consumer, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Bob Ryan, special advisor, industry, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Edward Golding, senior advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

“The 2015 American Mortgage Conference is sure to be a thought-provoking and moving experience for all attendees,” said Peter Gwaltney, President and CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association. “According to a recent outlook released by Freddie Mac, 40 percent of home sales will happen over the next four months. It is crucial, therefore, we join forces to discuss the financing of homeownership and the many aspects we need to prepare for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.”  

“The American Mortgage Conference brings together leading professionals, policymakers and opinion leaders from around the country,” said Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement and Chase RMBS Settlement, Of Counsel at Poyner Spruill, LLP and former North Carolina Commissioner of Banks. “I am looking forward to hearing from these experts, who are on the cutting edge of mortgage finance and policy. I also welcome the opportunity to show off our city and welcome industry leaders as they experience Raleigh’s growing economy and burgeoning downtown firsthand.”