How To Navigate Appraiser Independence Compliance
Tuesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. PT)
Please join ACUMA President Tracy Ashfield and Fannie Mae’s Kenneth DeFeo, Senior Manager of Collateral Policy, for a Lightning Round conversation on how to ensure you are compliant with appraiser independence requirements and how they may impact your organization. This important session, “How to Navigate Appraiser Independence Compliance,” begins on Tuesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. PT).
ACUMA’s Lightning Rounds are free online events on important topics discussed by industry experts to keep you ahead of the game and put more of your members in homes. Available to you virtually from your work or anywhere you have access to the Internet, these short, concise sessions bring you knowledge and understanding of new developments, requirements and processes. With Lightning Rounds, you’ll be able to learn fast and act confidently.
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Senior Manager, Collateral Policy @Fannie Mae
Ken DeFeo is a Senior Manager of Risk Management at Fannie Mae. He manages the team updating the Uniform Appraisal Dataset to better meet the needs of the mortgage industry and provide better clarity around appraisal reporting. DeFeo has worked in the Mortgage and Real Estate industry for 30 years with extensive experience in loan originations fulfillment, quality control and servicing valuations. At BNC Mortgage in 1995, he helped drive technological expansion while maintaining quality. DeFeo then worked on vendor contracts for JP Morgan Chase, where he also oversaw the startup of a QA department to validate vendor quality and internal audits. He then oversaw appraisal operations and was tasked with improving visibility around appraiser quality and the customer experience.
Tracy J. Ashfield
Tracy Ashfield is the President of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA), an organization with which she has had close ties for 20 years. Ashfield has worked as a consultant and subject matter expert with ACUMA since 2000. In that time, working with founder and former president Bob Dorsa, she has helped the non-profit grow from a handful of members to an organization with more than 400 mortgage-lending credit union leaders. In that same time, credit unions have seen their market share grow from 2% to nearly 9%. And ACUMA is now the premiere education and networking association for credit unions that are serious about mortgage lending. During her years with the association, Ashfield has been the curator of ACUMA’s event programming, bringing relevant and timely educational content to the growing list of members. Ashfield is a well-known figure in credit unions with nearly 30 years in mortgage banking leadership roles at numerous mortgage banking firms.