Discover the nation’s capital at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, only 1,287 steps away from the U.S. Capitol, and just a short walk from such attractions as Smithsonian Air and Space Museum & world-famous national monuments.

Cost is only $50 per person & includes all 3 days of sessions!

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Agenda at a Glance*

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference

Day one starts with our DEI event, where we take a deep dive into the issues around diversity, equity & inclusion and discuss potential solutions. Those in attendance will gain insight into how industry experts are addressing these challenges.

Featured speakers include...

Danny Gardner - SVP Single Family, Freddie Mac, "Single Family Making Home Possible"

Scott Reuter - Collateral Risk Policy Director, Collateral Credit Management, Freddie Mac, "Strategies to Overcome Appraisal Bias in the Housing Industry"

Pam Perry, VP, Single Family Equitable Housing, Single Family Client & Community Executive, Freddie Mac, "Equitable Housing Strategies"

Jaya Dey, Quantitative Analytics Director, Housing Insight and Solutions, "State of Minority Homeownership - Opportunities for Latino, Black and AANHPI First Time Homebuyers"

Charles Lowrey, Sr. Policy Director, National Housing Coalition and Laura Arce (invited), SVP Economic Initiatives, Unidos US, "Closing the Gap for Black and Brown Communities through Homeownership"

NAMB's DEI Committee Panel, Latino, Black, AANHPI, LGBTQ+, Disabilities and Native Representatives, "Closing the Wealth Gap in our Communities"


Day two is filled with high-level legislative and regulatory speakers and more. Don't miss this opportunity to hear what's happening in Washington, DC that affects you and your business!

7am – 6pm

8 – 9am

9 – 9:15am Opening Remarks by President Valerie J. Saunders, CRMS

10am Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH)

Rep. Warren Davidson represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. He is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, House Financial Services Committee, where he is focused on policies that help grow our economy, instill fiscal discipline, advance innovation, and limit runaway government expansion that threatens to bankrupt America.

10:30am Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-MO)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his tenth term representing Missouri's Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services; Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance; member of Subcommittee on Capital Markets; and member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission.

11:30am The Honorable Sandra L. Thompson, FHFA Director

The Honorable Sandra L. Thompson was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden to serve as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and was sworn in on June 22, 2022.  Thompson has over 40 years of private and public sector finance experience, with expertise in supervision, consumer protection, risk management, and consumer outreach. Prior to leading the agency, Thompson serv​ed as ​Deputy Director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goal​s (DHMG) since March 2013, overseeing FHFA’s housing and regulatory policy, capital policy, fair lending, and mission-critical activities for the regulated government-sponsored entities of ​​Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

12:30pm Adrianne Todman, Deputy Secretary of HUD

Adrianne Todman is the 12th Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has dedicated her career to improving people’s lives & strengthening neighborhoods through housing & strong community development.

Deputy Secretary Todman served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) from 2017 to June 2021. During her tenure, she improved the association’s financial standing & business operations, created a member-centric culture, and advocated for funding & policies to preserve & develop affordable housing and help communities thrive.

1:30pm Jeff Markowitz, Freddie Mac, Deputy CAO, "GSE Update"

Jeff Markowitz will provide a GSE update, which will cover Freddie Mac company priorities; the state of the housing market; accomplishments related to affordable housing (2023 numbers, DPA One, $2,500 VLIP credit), equity (SPCPs, LPA enhancements) and Duty to Serve as well as what's in store for the year ahead.

2:30pm Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Invited

A lifelong Ohioan, Senator Sherrod Brown has spent his career fighting for the Dignity of Work – the idea that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of work you do.

He has held nearly 500 roundtables across Ohio, because he believes the best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come from conversations with Ohioans. Senator Brown serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and is the longest serving Ohioan on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

3:00pm Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Invited

Senator Jack Reed represents the state of Ohio and currently chairs the Committee on Armed Services and is a member of the Appropriations Committee, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

In addition, he is the sponsor of S. 3502, the Homebuyers' Privacy Protection Act which would end the dangerous practice of trigger leads which hurts consumers and damages the overall mortgage marketplace.

3:30 – 4:15pm Lobby Day Training on Current Issues

4:30 – 5:30pm Event Wrap-Up

5 – 6pm Happy Hour with Open Bar & Light Hors D’Oeuvres

6pm Dinner on Your Own

Day three is your time to lobby on Capitol Hill with your fellow mortgage professionals. Visit with your representatives & senators and discuss the issues that are important to you.

9am – 4pm
Lobby With Your State on Capitol Hill

4:30pm – 6pm
Lobby Day Breakdown Reception

*Agenda subject to change.

Thank You, Industry Partners