Guest Speaker: Patrick Adams
Patrick is beginning his 42nd year with the credit union movement and has worked for St. Louis Community Credit Union for the past 31 years. Patrick was appointed CEO/President of St. Louis Community Credit Union in January 2008. The credit union has witnessed substantial growth while maintaining high levels of financial strength. Currently, SLCCU enjoys being the 8th largest credit union in the metropolitan St. Louis area (including Southern Illinois) and stands at the highest level of name recognition/brand awareness among St. Louis city residents.
St. Louis Community Credit Union is the 6th largest in member count serving 58,000 plus members. The credit union is a Community Development Financial Institution focusing on serving the stressed and distressed communities of St. Louis City and near County. The credit union employs 185 people, 90% of which reside in those same stressed and distressed communities. With the credit union’s 17th branch, SLCCU has an office within two miles of 98% of the St. Louis City population.
Patrick has spoken worldwide with companies for over 25 years. Based on your mood, Patrick is either motivating or aggravating. His presentations are informative and urge people to have the “ah-ha” moments that lead to success.
Guest Speaker: Tracy Ashfield
Tracy Ashfield is President of Ashfield & Associates, a consulting and training firm that assists credit unions with mortgage lending strategy, development, policies, product design, training and strategic planning. Tracy also works with the NCUA and NASCUS to provide training and education on residential mortgage lending for examiners and regulators.
Since 2001, Tracy’s consulting work has benefited credit unions and their members. She has worked with the largest mortgage-granting credit unions to enhance their programs, and she has helped credit unions new to mortgage lending establish programs. Her recommendations have propelled her clients to become efficient, profitable real estate lenders.
Through customized training programs, Tracy also delivers hands-on, results-driven curriculums to help credit unions find lending opportunities, manage their operations and develop strategies to become their members’ trusted advisor for real estate lending products and services.
Tracy has more than 25 years of experience in Mortgage Banking management. Before forming Ashfield & Associates she held a variety of management positions in the credit union industry. She was the Senior Executive, Mortgage Development at CUNA Mutual; the Senior Vice President of Operations of CUNA Mortgage Corporation, and she also worked with CMG Mortgage Insurance Company.
Cassandra Skidanov is an Affordable Lending Manager in the Single-Family division. The Affordable Lending team is committed to ensuring Freddie Mac has the offerings to support responsible lending and provide sustainable homeownership, and to improve access to credit for all borrowers.
Mrs. Skidanov supports both sales and lending partners to develop and execute seller plans for meeting affordable lending, community outreach and CRA goals. In addition, she also provides market data and practical knowledge to those intent on creating affordable lending opportunities in America.
After building a 15-year career in mortgage, real estate, and community relations, Mrs. Skidanov joined Freddie Mac in 2018 to continue her dedication of supporting democracy in housing and increasing production and sourcing in at risk areas including multicultural and low-to-moderate-income segments.
Guest Speaker: Steve Hewins
Steve Hewins is Senior Vice President, CU Members Mortgage. With more than 25 years in banking and mortgage finance, Steve oversees institutional sales, member sales, and loan production. He joined the company in 2018 with deep experience in sales, operations, client engagement, process improvement, product development, technology, project management, and strategic planning. Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Guest Speaker: David Motley
David Motley, is President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions — Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage.
David has been an active member of MBA for more than two decades and has served in a variety of roles during that time including:
– 7 years as a member of the Board of Directors
– 8 years on MBA’s Residential Board of governors, 2 as Chairman
– 2018 Chairman of Mortgage Bankers Association
– 2017 Chairman of MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
– 2015 Co-Chair of the Servicing 21 Working Group, and more.
He has received MBA’s Andrew D. Woodard Distinguished Service and Top 25 Member Heads of Mortgage Awards. Dedicated to grassroots advocacy, David has been an active member of the Texas MBA (TMBA) since 1995, serving in several capacities as Secretary –Treasurer for the Board of Directors, Convention Chairman, and Board member from 1999 to 2005. In 2015 and 2016, David served as a member of the Community Bank Advisory Counsel for the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
Guest Speaker: Blaine Rada, CSP
Blaine is an accomplished training professional with a unique ability to explain, coach and inspire, no matter how complex the topic. He develops and conducts versatile training sessions that teach key industry skills.
Previously, Blaine developed and managed a multiformat program of webinars and live training acclaimed throughout the industry at CMG Mortgage Insurance Company. He holds a Certificate in Distance Education from Indiana University and is a member of the National Speakers Association. Blaine has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, a recognition held by fewer than 15% of professional speakers worldwide.
Guest Speaker: Scott Sherwin
Scott Sherwin began his career as a sales professional in 1984. Quickly succeeding in entry-level positions, Scott’s keen understanding of the “art of the sale” propelled him into senior level sales positions. Earning a reputation as an award-winning sales person, Scott supported business development efforts for companies including Employers Insurance of Texas, Kaiser Permanente and Aetna.
After 23 years of a thriving sales occupation, Scott decided his efforts would be most impactful by teaching and mentoring others how to flourish with a unique approach to selling. Scott became an authorized licensee of the Sandler Training®, with its outstanding worldwide reputation, and opened his own sales training business in 2004, SalesMastery Consultants Inc. With proven experience in non-traditional selling approaches through on-going training and reinforcement, Scott offers any size sales force effective training solutions for revenue growth.
Scott enjoys meeting new people and establishing professional relationships. Keynote speaking and mentoring are two of Scott’s favorite things to do in the community. Some of the topics he speaks on Leadership, Conflict Management, Bonding & Rapport, Negotiating Skills, How to Handle the Toughest Sales Situations, Uncovering the Decision Making Process, Stress-less Prospecting Can Asking Questions Be the Answer?, Debriefing Strategies, Setting Goals, Understanding Your People.
Guest Speaker: Bryson Hammond
Bryson Hammond is Roostify’s Senior Director of Strategy with more than 20 years in operations, originations and credit policy for retail, direct, and wholesale lending channels. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Colorado and a MBA from Texas Christian University.
Dr. Gaines focuses on housing and land development issues. He has more than 35 years experience in a broad array of professional real estate activities and has provided consulting services to numerous businesses, institutions, developers, and all levels of government organizations. He served as President of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University and was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina.