Morning Keynote

Dwight Robinson, SVP Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Freddie Mac will address attendees on the latest diversity and inclusion developments from the GSE’s and how the industry can come together to support this important conversation.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Next Frontier: Encouraging Innovation in Diversity

Developing the tools and best practices that encourage diversity is vital to ensuring that the industry continues to progress. What steps should the industry be taking?


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Diversity Perspective

Stuart Ishimaru, Assistant Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gives an update on the Bureau’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Inclusive Leadership: Diverse Succession Plans

Led by Sharron P.A. Levine, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, industry leaders give an overview of how organizations identify, retain, and develop high potential employees and create a diversity recruiting strategy that allows women and minorities to be placed in leadership roles and drives performance and innovation for the future of the industry.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address

Sandra Thompson, Deputy Director of the Division of Housing and Mission Goals at the Federal Housing Finance Agency will address attendees on FHFA’s latest diversity updates and how under-represented communities can better be served.

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Diversity Perspective

Camillo Melchiorre, President & CEO at HopeLoan Port will give an overview of how this web-based tool helps borrowers at-risk of foreclosure and helps housing counselors efficiently transmit completed applications to mortgage services.


1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Resolving Unconscious Bias

Hear from Charmaine Brown, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae, and Stephanie Roemer, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Freddie Mac as they give an overview of how leaders can work together to overcome unconscious bias in the industry.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Diversity: The Competitive Advantage

Led by Michael Ruiz, Director of Supplier Diversity at Fannie Mae, industry leaders discuss how organizations benefit from engaging in a diverse supply-chain and workforce and how diversity drives the bottom line of any business and how the industry can benefit from inclusion for all.