Senior Vice President—Reverse Mortgage Solutions
Leslie J. Flynne joined RMS in July 2011, where she was responsible for the REO division of RMS. Most recently Ms. Flynne is the Senior Managing Director responsible for all aspects of servicing, HUD regulations and compliance within servicing. Previously, Ms. Flynne was a consultant for the SolomonEdwards Group where she was directly involved in banking resolutions and asset liquidation for a government entity. From 1989 to 2008, Ms. Flynne served in a variety of financial and operational director positions within Washington Mutual Bank and its predecessor Bank United which included servicing operations for the commercial real estate lending portfolio and commercial banking operations, branch acquisitions and consolidation and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Flynne is a Certified Public Accountant and holds numerous committee and board positions within the University of Houston, public radio and public television.
Director of the Office of Single Family Program Development—HUD
Karin joined HUD in June, 2010, as Director of the Office of Single Family Program Development. Effective January 13, 2014, Karin took a new position as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of SF Housing for HUD. In this position, Karin is responsible for leading complex, cross functional policy development initiatives for the Office of SF Housing. This role ensures that SF Housing has an appropriate focus on strategic policy development efforts that typically involve a multi-year commitment and often require cross-program office coordination. This includes responsibility for the restructuring of the HECM program. Karin also acts as a primary interface between SF Housing and key industry stakeholder groups.
CEO of the University of Texas Investment Management Co
T. Britton Harris III is the President, CEO and chief investment officer of University of Texas Investment Management Co (UTIMCO). Mr. Harris was formerly the CIO of the $139.7 billion Texas Teacher Retirement System.
Executive Vice President—National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Steve Irwin is the Executive Vice President of National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). In this role, Steve provides oversight to the association's initiatives to serve as an educational resource, policy advocate, and public affairs center for consumers, lenders and related professionals. Steve works to enhance NRMLA's presence in the political debate affecting a number of issues that impact member companies' ability to serve the nation's senior citizens.
Chief Operating Officer/Vice President—United Northern Mortgage Bankers Ltd.
Eleanor (Elly) Johnson recently joined United Northern Mortgage Bankers Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer/Vice President to further develop its expanding reverse mortgage division. Elly has spent 38 years in mortgage banking in an executive capacity at several of the industry’s largest reverse mortgage originators and service providers. She is an active NRMLA member, industry speaker, and co-chair of the NRMLA HUD issues committee.
Member—Weiner Brodsky Kider PC
Jim's practice focuses on financial services industry federal and state regulatory compliance matters, particularly with respect to reverse mortgage lending issues. Jim represents and advises mortgage companies, consumer finance companies, financial institutions and secondary market investors.
Vice Chairman, The Collingwood Group
Brian Montgomery is Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, which he co-founded in 2009. From 2005 to mid-2009, Montgomery served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and FHA Commissioner. He was responsible for the oversight and modernization of the insurance fund’s $600 billion portfolio, HUD’s regulatory responsibilities to the housing mission of the GSEs, and the manufactured housing industry. Montgomery came to HUD and FHA from the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Associate Professor—The Ohio State University
Stephanie Moulton is an associate professor at The Ohio State University and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board. Her research focuses on housing and consumer finance policies, including those related to affordable mortgage programs, housing counseling and education, foreclosure prevention programs and reverse mortgages for seniors. She is the principal investigator on a multi-year analysis of reverse mortgage borrowers, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) through the Michigan Retirement Research Center. She was a postdoctoral honoree with the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. Moulton received her Ph.D. from Indiana University.
Daron K. Roberts
Former NFL and College Coach
Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL and college coach who serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. CSLi is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school and collegiate athletes.
Roberts has a proven track record in improving management systems and developing leadership strategy for managers in both the private and public sectors. He has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated. A lecturer at the University of Texas, Roberts focuses on issues of governance and innovation in the sports arena. He teaches two upper-division honors courses – Leadership Strategy in Sports and Disruptive Innovation in Sports. He also developed a course – A Gameplan for Winning at Life – that he teaches to incoming freshmen student-athletes at the University of Texas. During the course of each academic year, Roberts teaches over 300 students.
Roberts is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his articles have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Fortune, Houston Chronicle, Texas CEO Magazine and Time.
He served as Student Body President during his tenure at the University of Texas. Before entering graduate school, Roberts worked as an aide to Senator Joe Lieberman.
The Harvard Kennedy School of Government recognized Roberts as one of its “75 Most Fascinating Alumni” and the World Economic Forum pegged Roberts as a “Young Global Leader” for creating a nonprofit football camp – 4th and 1, Inc. 4th and 1 provides free SAT prep, life skills development and football training to at-risk youth in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The camp has served nearly 500 student-athletes since 2010.
The Presidential Leadership Foundation – a joint venture between Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – tabbed Roberts as a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2015. He was one of 60 members in the inaugural class.
Roberts is the host of an industry-leading podcast – A Tribe Called Yes. His book, Call an Audible: Let My Pivot from Harvard Law to NFL Coach Inspire Your Transition (Greenleaf), will be released in January of 2017.