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CFPB, U.S. Representative and Expert Panel on
Improving Closing Process Highlight Presentations

In addition to meeting with members of Congress and their staff during our Federal Conference and Lobby Day, we’ve also brought in several speakers to provide information on key issues ranging from housing finance reform to efforts to improve the closing process.

There’s a magnitude of regulations that will impact your business. You’ll want to be involved in these discussions to keep your company in front of industry change.

Here’s a look at speakers and panels scheduled for Tuesday, May 7:

Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Capito has a front-row seat to debates on how to build a sustainable housing finance system. You’ll get an insider’s perspective of efforts to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Brian Webster, Originations Program Manager, Mortgage Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Serving as CFPB’s expert in residential mortgage originations and technology, Mr. Webster is responsible for developing strategies on improving the lending process from the viewpoint of consumer protection. Learn how the Bureau is attempting to improve consumers' real estate closing experience and how ALTA members can help.

Helping Consumers Experience a Positive Closing

Rick Bettencourt, Mortgage Network
Frank Donnelly, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Mark McElroy, RamQuest
Joanne Poole, Prudential Homesale Services Group
Joyce Weiland, SoftPro
Barbara Miller, TSS

Frank Pellegrini, Prairie Title

Consumers are overwhelmed by volume, confused by duplication and frustrated by the closing process.  Today’s diverse panel will examine ways to make the home-buying process more efficient. Speakers will provide attendees ideas that can be implemented in their own operations to help deliver a better experience for their customers.

History of Surveying in the U.S.

Chas Langelan, a retired land surveyor who serves on the board of directors for the Surveyors Historical Society, will discuss the history of surveying in the United States and how its techniques and instruments have changed over time. This fascinating presentation will be given at the historic Decatur House on Lafayette Square.

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