ACUMA brings annual conference to D.C.

Diverse slate of speakers includes lawmakers, regulators and mortgage industry leaders

MIDDLETON, WI (August 8, 2016) — A diverse slate of mortgage industry experts heads the 20th anniversary conference of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA), scheduled Sept. 18-23 in Washington, D.C.

With a focus on legislation and regulation on in this presidential election year, the conference features must-see speakers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the leaders of top credit union associations CUNA, NAFCU and NASCUS. Experts from J.D. Power and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) will also speak.

ACUMA’s conference agenda emphasizes knowledge of the industry and its location speaks to the need for advocacy from credit unions about the future course of rule-making and legislation within a mortgage industry increasingly saddled with additional requirements and time-consuming paperwork.

“As credit unions increase their market share of mortgage originations, we need to better understand the implications of rules and laws stemming from Dodd-Frank,” said ACUMA President Bob Dorsa. “This conference is designed not only to help attendees see where we are, but to hear where we are going and how we can advocate for the best route forward.”

Association CEOs, policymakers and housing industry leaders scheduled to share their viewpoints on the key issues surrounding our industry include:

  • CUNA CEO Jim Nussle
  • NASCUS CEO Lucy Ito
  • NAFCU CEO Dan Berger
  • FHLB’s EVP of MPF Program and PMO John Stocchetti
  • Fannie Mae VP of Government & Industry Relations David Bohley
  • Freddie Mac VP of Business Development Phil Guth
  • Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore, member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

Attendees will also hear from other talented speakers, including:

  • Juliet Funt, Chief Executive Officer of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement
  • Lorraine Woellert, Senior Managing Editor of Research, Redfin
  • Craig Martin, Senior Director and Mortgage Practice Lead at J.D. Power
  • Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research for the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

The national conference includes general session, breakouts, and many chances for networking and conversations with other credit union mortgage professionals. In addition to the sessions, the conference offers an opening Sunday night reception, as well as a closing luncheon at a rooftop venue with a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Union Station.

For more information on ACUMA and its annual conference, visit

Craig Martin Lawrence Yun

Pictured: Craig Martin, Lawrence Yun


The American Credit Union Mortgage Association is a non-for-profit trade association dedicated to credit unions and mortgage lending. ACUMA provides resources and education to credit unions aimed at streamlining performance, processes, and procedures for real estate lending services. ACUMA's goal is to encourage credit unions to help more consumers get fairly priced and safe mortgage loans delivered locally, and in so doing, providing them with a pathway to the American dream of homeownership. ACUMA brings together the shared real estate lending and financing interests of hundreds of credit unions and CUSOs. ACUMA member organizations include federal and state charted credit unions and CUSO, mortgage insurance companies, secondary market investors, investment banking firms and technology companies.


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