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MBAKY – 2021 Education Conference  – Bill Killmer/MBA

2021 Education Conference November 2nd and 3rd

MBAKY’s 2021 Education Conference features both nationally known and Kentucky experts in mortgage banking and housing listed below. Topics covered at this event include; national legislative and regulatory updates and a look forward as to what to expect from the Biden administration, enforcement actions across the country, the current ‘state-of-the-state’ in housing construction and sales, sales training for today’s market, analyzing the self-employed borrower, KY Department of Financial Institutions examinations, and cyber security issues impacting the industry!

Washington D.C. Political Update and How It’s Likely to Impact Mortgage Banking!

Bill Killmer is Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). A veteran of nearly three decades in the housing arena, Bill joined MBA in 2010 and is responsible for managing the real estate finance industry’s federal legislative, grassroots, and political fundraising activities, in close coordination with the MBA member leadership and its public policy, economics, public affairs, and lobbying teams. He oversees MBA’s direct outreach to Congress, and is a regular guest speaker on the intersection of politics, policy, and industry issues. Under Killmer’s leadership, grassroots participation through MBA’s Mortgage Action Alliance has tripled, while donations to MORPAC, the industry’s political action committee, have more than doubled, enhancing the association’s ability to develop and execute effective advocacy strategies on the industry’s behalf.

Bill came to MBA after nearly twenty years in the policy space at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he last served as Executive Vice President for Advocacy, managing all aspects of the group’s public policy outreach. During his tenure at both organizations, he has been named as a Washington trade association “Top Lobbyist” by publications such as The Hill and CEO Update. He previously served as a Senior Legislative Officer for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George H.W. Bush administration. Killmer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA), with a concentration in Finance, from Baylor University.

Education Conference Agenda

The conference kicks off with a reception from 6:00PM – 7:30PM on Tuesday, November 2nd. On Wednesday the 3rd, registration and the Trade Show start at 8:00AM, and the event concludes at 5:00PM.

Presentations Wednesday start at 9:00AM and include:

Bill Killmer, SVP of Legislative and Political Affairs at the national MBA

Jack Konyk, Executive Director, Government Affairs at Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Steve Richman, National Director of Strategic Growth with VanDyke Mortgage

Steve Stevens, CEO of the Kentucky Association of Realtors

Anetha Sanford, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky

Jeff Platfoot, Regional Trainer at MGIC

Jeff Jacob with the KY DFI, and,

Pondurance covering cyber security in mortgage banking

To review and print out the current agenda, click here.


To register for the Education Conference online click here . To download the form and fill out manually (required for 5 or more company registrations), click here.


To review and print out the Sponsorship Brochure, click here , and send the completed Sponsor Agreement to:

The Galt House Hotel
140 N. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

MBAKY has a limited number of rooms blocked at a rate of $109/night + tax for the West Tower Guestroom or $139/night + tax for the East Tower Executive Suite. Reserve a room by October 3.

To book a room, call 502-589-5200, and indicate it is for this event.



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