Speakers

MEGAN WILLIAMS
Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Megan Williams is an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Megan joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 2000 as an analyst in the Retail Payments Support department. In March of 2006, Megan assumed her current position as Associate Economist in the Regional Affairs department, where she is responsible for current monetary policy research, District economic surveys, and a variety of economic research projects. Megan holds a BS degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University and an MBA degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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FRANK ABAGNALE

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels. The Tony-Award winning musical, Catch Me If You Can, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in April of 2011.

Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of “Pinnacle 400” by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the StealThe Real U guide to identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

Mr. Abagnale refuses to accept payment for any of his government work. Today, the majority of his income is derived from consulting with major corporate clients such as LexisNexis, Intuit, AARP, and Experian and his public speaking engagements. Mr. Abagnale has conducted over 3,000 seminars on identity theft, cyber crime and fraud worldwide. Mr. Abagnale works as an advisor to a number of print and technology companies around the world. He spent 20 years as an advisor to the Standard Register Company, creating security features for negotiable instruments, car titles, etc. He spent 10 years as an advisor to the 41st Parameter which developed fraud detection technology, now used in 80 countries around the world and recently purchased by Experian. Today, Mr. Abagnale is an advisor to Trusona (www.trusona.com) in developing the world's first and only insured authentication platform.

CHRIS GEORGE
Mortgage Bankers Association Chairman

Christopher M. George, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, a privately held Mortgage Bank, headquartered in San Ramon, California. The company conducts business in 50 states and the District of Columbia and holds federal agency lending approvals with HUD, VA, RHS, GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Founded in 1993, the company is widely known for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, market innovation and operational agility. Under George's direction, CMG Financial has developed into a robust firm making its products and services available to the market nationally through three distinct origination channels including wholesale, correspondent and retail lending which also serves the home builder, real estate and credit union communities. CMG Financial offers a variety of home financing solutions including their proprietary products and programs, such as the All In One Home LoanTM, which facilitates faster loan payoff, and HomeFundItTM, to enable buyers to raise their down payment.

In addition to his role at CMG Financial, George has served on the MBA's Board of Directors since 2012, is a member of MBA's Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council and MBA's Consumer Affairs Advisory Council, as well as an active member of MBA's advocacy efforts. George serves on the Board of Directors for MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM. He is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, George is past Chairman for California Mortgage Bankers Association and has served on many advisory boards and task forces within the industry.

In 2012, George established the CMG Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor to support non-profit organizations at both the community and national levels. To date the CMG Foundation has provided valued funding for the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program, MBA's Opens Doors FoundationTM, Homes for Our Troops, and the Cancer Support Community SF Bay Area programs, as well as benefitting a host of other local organizations.

Tricia Migliazzo

TRICIA MIGLIAZZO
Vice President of Member Engagement

Tricia Migliazzo is Vice President of Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, DC.  Ms. Migliazzo's responsibilities include leading MBA's residential recruiting and residential member engagement initiatives nationwide. She has formed and currently leads a Strategic Member Relations team that develops, strengthens and manages personal relationships with senior executives at the Association's member companies, in order to maximize the value of their MBA membership and engagement. The team coordinates and facilitates the integration of member companies across MBA, by connecting them to the MBA resources that support their individual needs.

Ms. Migliazzo brings to MBA over 15 years of management experience in the mortgage banking industry.  She joins MBA from Lenders One/Altisource Portfolio Solutions, where she most recently served as Director of Business Development/Capital Markets/AFO, growing the cooperative by recruiting members and investor partners while influencing program and product utilization for increased revenue growth.  Prior to joining Lenders One in 2006, Ms. Migliazzo was Director of Operations/Business Development at a mid-size national retail mortgage bank where she diversified product and business divisions/segments to increase market share, expanded target markets, and implemented policies and procedures to adhere to regulatory compliance guidelines.  Before that, she held positions in finance and administration in the healthcare industry.

Ms. Migliazzo has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.  She can be reached at [email protected] 

Joshua Weikers, CFA

Joshua Weikers
CFA - Relationship Manager for Fannie Mae