a Human Touch
The Perfect Balance
Tomorrow, July 21, 2017, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will have its seventh anniversary. The Act has not been stranger to controversy, with some arguments claiming the act hinders Americans and others asserting it promotes growth under safe regulatory practices.
Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst, LLC kicks off the third day of the conference with a captivating Keynote Address on the current state of global economics and how globalization will affect our future.
In this session moderated by Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, panelists Michelle Hollis, Director, 6th Street Consulting; Laura Hartsgrove Baker, Sales Director, Herbert H. Landy’s Insurance Agency; and John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco gave their unique insights into the four main pillars of NAWRB’s Small Business Sustainability Care Package, including: cybersecurity, insurance with crime prevention and employee dishonesty riders, vetting financial institutions, and payroll alert/assistance.
Our second session of Day 3 continued with Toni Moss, AmeriCatalyst, LLC CEO and Logan Mohtashami, Senior Lending Manager, AMC Lending Group & Housing Data Analyst, providing economic forecasts and abundant food for thought on the future of homeownership and professional growth in the American economy.
NAWRB wrapped up its last session of the day before the 2017 Roaring Thirty Awards Gala, Women’s Homeownership, Fastest-Growing Segment, by communicating the value of women as a home buying market and providing personal accounts from women who turned their homeownership dreams into reality.
Zeeda Daniele, Community Lending and Strategic Partnerships National Manager, New American Funding, moderated a powerful and engaging session on “Women’s Poverty and the Housing Ecosystem” with special guests Deborah Canady, Enterprise Partnership Manager, EarnUp; Silvia Rathell, CEO, Rathell Enterprises; and Sandra Speed, Regional Diverse Segments Manager, Wells Fargo.
At the NAWRB Nexus Conference Power Luncheon, attendees gathered before our executive women panel- Tami Bonnell, CEO, Exit Realty; Cheryl Travis-Johnson, COO, VRM Mortgage Services; Toni Moss, CEO, AmeriCatalyst, LLC; Stacey Walker, Director, Housing Outreach Affordable Lending and Access to Credit Single Family Business, Freddie Mac; and Desiree Patno, President & CEO, NAWRB- as they shared their insights on the status of C-suite women, personal development, and connecting Millennials to the housing ecosystem.
Monda Webb screened her award-winning short film, “Zoo (Volkerschau),” which is based on the last known human zoo in Brussels, Belgium at the World’s Fair in 1958. Webb described the process of making the film, of sacrificing things like her home in order to be able to complete the production and submit it to festivals.
With limited resources, it is crucial for small business owners to know their rights and resources, to be able to identify a streamlined course of action when an issue arises. Sharon Asar, Deputy Ombudsman, CFPB Ombudsman’s Office and Philip D. Lovas, Regional Advocate – SBA Region IX, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) shared the resources their offices offer to America’s small business owners and the value they hold for entrepreneurs.