Southern Secondary Market Conference


Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors.

Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage and asset-backed positions for institutional clients. Since 1986, Hanson has held a number of positions, including a vice president of research for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, director of research for Freddie Mac's Securities Sales & Trading Group, and a security analyst for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

Hanson has a B.S. from Allegheny College and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

Mike KennemerMichael L. Kennemer

Michael L. Kennemer, Chief Financial Officer of MAM, Board Member, manages all financial aspects of MAM with thirty years of experience in mortgage banking. Mr. Kennemer is poised and equipped to successfully handle the cyclical financial industry. At MAM, he is responsible for the secondary marketing, accounting, finance, treasury, human resources, investor and agency relations of the company. Previously, he was the National Sales Manager for the Correspondent Lending Division of National City Mortgage, where he helped grow the correspondent division to a top tier organization. Prior to National City, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Aegis Mortgage where he turned an unprofitable group at Aegis from losing more than $2 million per month in May 1999 to becoming profitable in November 1999. He also successfully ran the acquisition of New America Financial, which involved the purchase of $300 million of servicing and $500 million of residential mortgages loans and was involved in the successful sale of these assets.

Pete MillsPete Mills

Pete Mills is Senior Vice President of Residential Policy and Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this position, he leads MBA’s residential policy team and state and local advocacy program, directs MBA’s residential member engagement and recruitment efforts, and oversees business development for industry education and professional development programs under the MBA Education brand.

Mills is an experienced financial services industry executive with 30 years of expertise in public affairs, government relations, public policy and research, all in the housing and mortgage finance arena. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of the Community Mortgage Banking Project, a public policy organization that represents the interests of companies and coalitions involved in the housing and mortgage finance industries.

During his career, Mills lead corporate public affairs for Countrywide Financial, managed trade association policy advocacy for the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the California Association of Realtors, and conducted housing policy research at the Federal Reserve Board. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with distinction in 1982.

Pete MillsIvy Zelman

As Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates, Ivy Zelman, holds roughly 25 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries. Founded in October 2007, Zelman & Associates provides analyses across all aspects of the housing spectrum. Ivy’s concept for the firm remains strongly rooted in the ability to perform thematic research overlaid with proprietary surveys to produce unparalleled differentiated value added research.

Ivy continues to be frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal and appears occasionally as a guest on CNBC. For the past 21 years, Institutional Investor has recognized Ivy as one of the most preeminent figures within the housing industry. Most notably, Institutional Investors - America Research Team rankings placed Ivy and her team with eleven 1st place rankings (1999 – 2004, 2006 – 2007 and 2010 – 2013). Ivy achieved this record over the years, most notably when she called the top of the housing market in 2005. In addition, she reinforced her dominant reputation in the industry by calling the bottom of the housing market in January 2012.

Ivy received a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband David and their three children, Zoey, Zachary and Zia.



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