Convention Speakers

Rob Chrisman

Rob Chrisman began his career in 1985 with a primary focus in Capital Markets. After leading the capital markets division of a number of companies throughout his career Rob retired in 2008 to spend more time with his family, as well as to publish his widely popular Daily Mortgage News and Commentary – a subscription based commentary enjoyed by thousands of mortgage professionals daily. Rob stays active in the industry sitting on the Board of Directors of Inheritance Funding Corporation, Doorway Home Loans, AXIS Appraisal Management and the California MBA. Rob is also a repeat guest at the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia’s annual convention. We are pleased to have Rob join us again at this year’s convention where we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary. This year Rob will share the stage with Brian Montgomery, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Ryan Jenkins, CSP

Ryan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, virtual trainer, and two-time published author. For a decade, he has helped organizations optimize generational dynamics, lessen worker loneliness, and prepare for the future of work. Ryan’s top-ranked insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. Join us at MBAGLIVE on Tuesday, May 11 to learn best practices when hiring, training and communicating across generational lines.

Bruce Lund

Dr. Bruce is the founder of the 90-Day Sales Manager™ which is widely described as one of the best sales onboarding programs for salespeople in housing, banking, insurance, and financial services. Dr. Bruce is known for his heart-of-a-teacher approach which is why he’s quickly become a top coach on the most respected platforms in housing and banking including Breakthrough- Broker with over 600,000 real estate agents world-wide. Be sure to join us Wednesday morning May 12 for an engaging keynote address by Dr. Bruce. Afterwards he will lead an interactive breakout session for all attendees. The next generation of sales training has arrived.

Marcia Davies

Marcia is the COO of the Mortgage Bankers Association. She is also the founder of the hugely successful mPower movement – a networking platform for women in the real estate finance industry. Under her leadership, mPower has grown into an engaged community of more than 24,000, providing best-in-class conference and webinar programming, networking events and online opportunities to stay engaged. Through mPower, more women are positioned to achieve leadership positions and are well represented in all segments of our industry.

Brian Montgomery

Brian Montgomery has an impressive resume of public service and has served three administrations, including Bush, Obama and Trump. His most recent role was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While serving in the White House, Montgomery contributed to the policy process on a wide range of issues including the administration's efforts to boost homeownership, increase access to affordable housing, and to reform both the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the government sponsored enterprises.

Join us at MBAGLIVE on Tuesday morning, May 11 as Brian shares his experience being with President Bush as the events of 9/11 unfolded. Then stay as Brian joins Rob Chrisman as they share their insights on the current mortgage market, as well as legislation impacting the mortgage industry.