McWatters to address ACUMA fall conference

NCUA board chairman to speak at general session on September 25

MIDDLETON, WI (July 28, 2017) — NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters will address a general session of the ACUMA Fall Conference on its opening day, Monday, September 25, in Las Vegas.

McWatters, who has served on the NCUA Board since 2014 and as chairman since earlier this year, will provide insights into what NCUA’s priorities will be as we move into 2018 and beyond.

Previously, McWatters served as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and as a Professor of Practice at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor at the university’s Cox School of Business. He also served on the Governing Board of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Advisory Committee of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

The ACUMA Conference, “Driving into the Digital Age,” will be held September 24-27 at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. It brings together the nation’s top mortgage-lending credit unions and the industry’s leading experts for three days of learning and networking. The conference agenda features the latest information on critical mortgage-lending topics with nationally known speakers, as well as special events, such as the inaugural Digital Mortgage Showcase where attendees can learn about the latest in digital solutions at live demos.

As announced speakers, McWatters joins Jessica Lautz, the Director of Survey Research and Communications for the National Association of Realtors (NAR); Steve William, co-founder of Cornerstone Advisors and an expert on banking operations and delivery systems; Kristin Messerli, an expert on developing strategies to recruit and retain young talent; and Luke Williams, one of the world’s leading business thinkers on innovation strategy and business disruptors.

The Conference begins with an opening reception on Sunday night, September 24, and ends its final session about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27. The conference features a “digital” focus on new technology and disruptors to the traditional mortgage pipeline.

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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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