VMBA Annual Convention

The VMBA Annual Convention brings together Virginia mortgage executives, loan originators, servicers, and associates who serve the mortgage industry in Virginia.  The event features an agenda full of relevant industry related topics and ample networking time.

2021: Advance to (Virginia Beach) Boardwalk!

We look forward to you joining us at the Virginia Beach Marriott Oceanfront for the 2021 VMBA Annual Convention September 22-24, 2021!  A full convention agenda will be available soon!  

2021 VMBA Convention Speaker Lineup includes:

    • Bruce Christopher, Psychologist-Humorist
    • Leigh Brown, Leigh Brown & Associates
    • Bob Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association
    • Tim Hooper, WFG National Title

Register now to reserve your seat today!

2021 Convention Agenda*

Thursday, September 23, 2021

8:00 amRegistration Open & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
9:00-10:30General Session 
    • Leigh Brown
    • Fireside Chat with Bob Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association
10:30-10:50Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:50-12:15 General Session
    • Bruce Christopher
12:15-1:45 pmLunch & VMBA Annual Meeting 
1:45-2:45General Session 
    • Rising Star Panel Session
2:45-3:05Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 
3:05-4:45General Session
    • Ari Karen, Strategic Compliance Partners
    • Tim Hooper, WFG National Title
4:45-5:00Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 
 5:00-7:00Networking Reception & Silent Auction to Benefit VAMPAC 

Friday, September 24, 2021

 9:00-11:00 amHair of the Dog Networking Event
Hosted by the VMBA Emerging Mortgage Professionals Group

*Agenda subject to change.

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Hotel Room Block

Virginia Beach Marriott Oceanfront
4201 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Ocean View: $174+tax
Oceanfront: $194+ tax

Click here to reserve your room online.


Lindy Pond
Convention Committee Chair

Walt Lyons
Executive Director
(804) 819-4746 | Email

About Our Speakers

Bob Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association
Robert (Bob) Broeksmit is President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Bob is a senior finance executive and corporate officer with a 33-year career in the mortgage sector. He has directed all aspects of lending activities, including marketing, sales, operations, secondary marketing, loan servicing, and default management. He has also served as a mortgage underwriting expert testifying on many large, high-profile cases.

Prior to joining MBA in 2018, Bob served as President and Chief Operating Officer with Treliant, heading the firm's mortgage litigation support practice and serving diverse financial services clientele including large banks, independent mortgage lenders, community banks, credit unions, and service providers to the mortgage industry. As a Washington-based financial services consultancy, Treliant's mortgage practice included strategic advisory for executive management and corporate boards; litigation defense, including file reviews, litigation strategy, expert reports, and expert testimony; CFPB examination preparation and implementation of mortgage regulations promulgated by the CFPB and other regulators; and operational aspects of mortgage banking, ranging from origination to servicing and loss mitigation.

Before Treliant, Bob held senior leadership positions in the mortgage business, including fourteen years with Chevy Chase Bank (including after its purchase by Capital One), where he was Executive Vice President and President of its B.F. Saul Mortgage Company subsidiary. Bob also was a Vice President at Prudential Home Mortgage for seven years. He has overseen annual originations of $9 billion, a balance sheet of $10 billion in residential mortgages, and a servicing portfolio of $20 billion. He also held positions at Great Western Mortgage, Krupp Residential Mortgage, and The Money Store.

Bob has served as the Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Residential Board of Governors and as a member of its Board of Directors. Firms under his leadership have garnered multiple awards for servicing operations excellence, including Freddie Mac's Tier One and Hall of Fame designations. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and a graduate of Yale University.

Leigh Brown
Many know Leigh for her accomplishments as a highly successful REALTOR® and a best-selling author. This just begins to scratch the surface. She is an award-winning educator and influencer, an innovative CEO and a must-see international speaker. She actively educates professionals in every realm of business leadership and relationships. Leigh is a do-it-all professional.

Leigh has a passion for motivating those around her to want more. She has worked with all ranges of the professional spectrum — from new-to-the-trade rookies to CEOs of massively successful brands. It is her ability to articulate complex concepts in ways that everyone can relate to that makes her leadership so impactful.

Leigh wants to leave her mark on the next generation of professionals. Whatever your field of business is, Leigh has tools that can promote growth and a team-oriented environment. She has the sales techniques; she has the experience; she has the PASSION! Leigh wants to help YOU! 

Bruce Christopher
Psychologist and humorist, Bruce Christopher, is America’s foremost “Enter—Trainer” today. He has earned this distinction because of his high-energy style and humorous presentation of his material. He is a clinical psychologist holding degrees in Professional Psychology and Interpersonal Communications. Bruce has Enter-Trained audiences internationally because of his hilarious approach to today’s hot topics which impact our personal, professional lives. He combines excellent content with loads of laughter and contagious comedy.

He has been honored to speak at the Exclusive Million Dollar Roundtable Con­ference (three times!), the Royal College of Surgeons in London, the Mayo Clinic, and on the largest stage in the world. His clients include American Airlines, American Express, Best Buy, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Boeing, Dell, General Electric, IBM, The IRS, Oracle, 3M, New York Life, Texas Instruments, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal, Wells Fargo and hundreds of other world-class organizations.

Bruce is a credentialed professional speaker and trainer, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Speakers Association, and is a practicing clinical psychologist. He has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP), which is the speaking profession’s highest merited international measure of professional platform competence. Less than 12 percent of speakers worldwide, currently hold this professional designation. He speaks over 100 times each year and is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Fortune 500 and at the most prestigious medical and dental conventions.

His mission is: “Laugh ’till you cry…Learn ’till you change!” “I was expecting a lecture, instead what I saw was more like a stand-up comedy show with great content!”  When you are faced with morale problems, communication conflicts, customer service issues, managing change, need for teamwork, or just a great time of laughter. . . this Psychologist is in!

Tim Hooper

Get Involved!

Want to be involved in planning the VMBA Annual Convention?  Join the convention committee!  Click here to complete a committee interest form.

2021 Convention Chair  Lindy Pond, Finance of America
VMBA Executive Director  Walt Lyons, VMBA  
2021 Committee Members  Chip Beveridge, First Heritage Mortgage
  Steve Chilton, MGIC
  Kevin Darcey, US Bank
  Jessica Fitzgibbons, Prosper Insurance
  Tim Hooper, WFG National Title
  Jason Kilgo, Kilgo Insurance
  Nickie Robinson, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
  Shirley Sasser, TowneBank Mortgage
  Ric Segovia, George Mason Mortgage

 Clavis Smith, Assurance Financial
  Nate Smith, TowneBank Mortgage 
   Sandy Speck, Assurance Financial
  Sarah Stedfast, NewTowne Mortgage 
  Michael Ullman, First Heritage Mortgage 

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