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NRMLA’s Virtual Policy Conference

April 27 @ 11:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

The agenda for NRMLA’s Virtual Policy Conference is coming together and will be shared with you soon. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the addition of these speakers:

  • Lopa Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Federal Housing Administration, will provide HECM program updates and discuss other policy priorities;
  • Jim Parrott, nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute and former senior advisor on the National Economic Council during the Obama Administration will be joined in conversation with Longbridge Financial CEO Chris Mayer;
  • Attorney Cora Hume from the CFPB’s Office of Older Americans will discuss the new consumer guide that she wrote for reverse mortgage borrowers on their rights and responsibilities and comment on other CFPB policy initiatives;
  • Chuck Cross, Senior Vice President, NonBank Supervision and Enforcement at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, will discuss state-level mortgage compliance issues and trends; and
  • Doug Disrud, subcommittee clerk and staff director with the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will explain how the annual appropriations process works and issues that he has been engaged with NRMLA on.

You’ll also hear from a variety of special guests, including NRMLA’s legislative team — David Horne, Melody Fennel and Scott Olson — who will offer a timely analysis on Congress’ priorities in 2021.

No matter what your role is — loan officer, counselor, processor, underwriter, servicer, legal/compliance expert, senior manager, title insurer, or third-party vendor — we encourage you to participate in these discussions and become more active in the political process.

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Tuesday, April 27

Time Description

Premier Patron Sponsored Session-Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC

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NRMLA’s Executive Leadership Roundtable

Introductions by Megan Awalt, Vice President, Allegiant Reverse Services, Roseville, CA


  • Jim Cory, NRMLA Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Open Mortgage, San Diego, CA
  • Joe DeMarkey, Strategic Business Development Leader, Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, Holliston, MA
  • Steve Irwin, President, President, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Washington, DC
  • Leslie Flynne, SVP, Loan Servicing, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Houston, TX
  • Michael Kent, President, Liberty Reverse Mortgage, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Chris Mayer, PhD, CEO, Longbridge Financial, Mahwah, NJ
  • Mike McCully, Partner, New View Advisors, Naples, FL
  • Scott Norman, Vice President of Field Retail & Government Relations at Finance of America Reverse LLC, Austin, TX
  • Jules Vogel, Chief Legal Officer, American Advisors Group, Orange, CA

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Keynote Speaker: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lopa Kolluri, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Introductions by NRMLA CEO Peter Bell

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lopa Kolluri serves as the senior housing official within the Federal Housing Administration.

She will provide HECM program updates and discuss other policy priorities.

PDAS Kolluri has more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing, community and economic development. She has served in executive-level positions in the public and private sector, both as a practitioner and policymaker at national, state and local levels.

Before joining HUD in February 2021, PDAS Kolluri had spent the previous four years serving as chief development and operating officer at the Philadelphia Housing Authority.




Congress’ 2021 Legislative Priorities

Introductions by Angel Booth, Senior Sales Executive, Premier Reverse Closings


  • David Horne, David L. Horne, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Melody Fennel, Fennel Consulting, Alexandria, VA
  • Scott Olson, Olson Advocacy, Arlington, VA

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Keeping the Government Running: How the Appropriations Process Works

Guest speaker: Doug Disrud, Subcommittee Clerk and Staff Director, Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC




Update from the Senate Banking Committee

Guest speaker: Megan Cheney, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs




The Housing Policy Landscape In Washington, DC

Interviewer: Chris Mayer, PhD, CEO Longbridge Financial, Mahwah, NJ

Guest speaker: Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow at the Urban Institute, Washington, DC, and Owner of Parrott Ryan Advisors, Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, April 28

Time Description

Presenting Patron Sponsored Session-Liberty Reverse Mortgage

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Protecting America’s Aging Population

Guest speaker: Cora Hume, attorney, Office of Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC




In the States: Mortgage Regulatory Issues and Trends

Guest speaker: Chuck Cross, SVP, Consumer Protection & Non-Depository Supervision, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, DC


HECM Counseling Update

Guest speaker: David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing Counseling, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC




In the States: 2021 Legislative Changes That Impact Lenders and Servicers

Host: Melinda Hipp, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, San Antonio, TX


  • Scott Norman, Vice President of Field Retail & Government Relations at Finance of America Reverse LLC, Austin, TX
  • Jim Milano, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, Washington, DC
  • Soroush Shahin, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, Washington, DC

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NRMLA Virtual Policy Conference Registration Fee

Cutoff Date NRMLA Member Non-Member
Early Registration
April 14, 2021
$50.00 $75.00
Regular Rate
April 29, 2021
$75.00 $100.00
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April 27 @ 11:00 am
April 28 @ 5:00 pm