New York Association of Mortgage Brokers

See Attendee Page for On-Site Registration Fees. At-the-door Registration Opens at 10:00am.

Preliminary Program
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 |The Womans Club of White Plains, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY

Days Schedule:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Broker/Lender Roundtable Breakfast Discussion 
for Broker Owner & MLO members only (continental breakfast included)

An informal discussion about the latest technology, products and services available to the broker community led by 3 Top Wholesale Lenders. This is a great opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the Lenders, and exchange information with your peers. 

Speaker(s):  Deborah Robertson, Sales Manager, NY/NJ/DE/MD/VA , Plaza Home Mortgage
John Turner, North East Regional VP,Freedom Mortgage & Allen Beydoun, Executive VP of Sales,
United Wholesale Mortgage

Facilitator: Bonnie S. Nachamie, Esq., Principal Attorney at Bonnie S. Nachamie, P.C.

11:35 AM- 11:40 AM

General Session A: Welcome Address & Industry Updates

NYAMB's Legislative Team will bring you the latest from "The Hill". Post report from our National Lobby Day where your NYAMB leadership meets with New York Congressional Representative in Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of the Mortgage Industry. 

Speaker(s): Robert Russo, President, Lou Borsellino, Legislative Chair & Past President
John Commons, Education Chair & Past President

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

General Session B: The Ins & Outs of Foreign Nationals

Come and learn about the Ins and Outs of Foreign National Lending.  Knowledge that you gain from this Session will aid you in assisting clients from around the globe looking to expand their property portfolios in the NY metro area. 

Speaker: Robert Magnan, First Vice President, Regional Manager, Emigrant Mortgage

Moderator: Robert Russo, NYAMB President

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Grab-and-Go  Lunch Available (self serve/box Lunches, Softdrinks & Snacks)

12:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

VIP Exhibitor Cyber Cafe Open
Exhibitors / Sponsors can enjoy the comforts of the VIP Room. Great place to catch up on some work back at the office or meet with a client one-on-one. Free Wifi, Coffee & Snacks available for you and your clients.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session C: Regulatory Updates, New York State Department of Financial Services 

Meet your regulators and hear the latest updates directly from the NYSDFS. 
Q&A session included. 

Speaker: Rholda  Ricketts, Deputy Superintendent, Mortgage Banking Division, NYSDFS
Invited Guest Speaker: Timothy Lange, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, CSBS

Moderator: Bonnie S. Nachamie, Esq., Principal Attorney at Bonnie S. Nachamie, P.C.

2:35pm - 3:55pm

Training Session: Cybersecurity Training Class for Financial Services Companies



This training was developed to prepare mortgage brokers, their employees, lenders, and title companies for the DFS cybersecurity Regulations effective March 1, 2017. 

Come learn about which regulations apply to you, and critical administrative, physical and network controls to minimize the risk of a data breach and maximize your company’s compliance posture. Also learn about existing privacy requirements pursuant to: (i) Gramm-Leach Bliley Act; (ii) FTC Privacy Safeguard and Disposal Rule; and (iii) NYS Breach Notification Laws.

Topics to Include:

  • Requirements for Large vs. Small Companies
  • Policy and Procedures Testing 
  • Access Privileges
  • Designated Company's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Penetration Testing
  • Training & Monitoring requirements
  • Reporting to NYSDFS
  • and so much more....


  • Christopher J. Gulotta, Esq.,CIPP, Founder of The Gulotta Grabiner Law Group, PLCC & Real Estate Data Shield, Inc.
  • Matthew Froning, MBA, CISSP, SAFE, LLC

Full Conference Pre-Registration is required to take this class. Must select the box during registration that you will be participating. A certificate of participation will be provided to each student who pre-registered with box checked. 

Limited Seats Available. Pre-registered students will be guaranteed seating. Once students are checked in and seated all are welcome to listen in but will not receive a certificate of participation. 

The instructors will be available for Q&A during the exhibit hall hours of 5pm-8pm. Be sure to stop by their booth.

10% discount on services for Member attendees of the class only from Real Estate Data Shield, Inc. for your company.

Moderator: Lou Borsellino, NYAMB Past President & Legislative Chair

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

General Session D: Anti-Money Laundering Rule 5 years later- Are you in compliance? 

Find out if you are in compliance and what you need to do to get or stay in compliance by attending this
program which will provide filing statistics, real life examples of SAR’s Filings and what regulators expect fromm you.          

Since April 2012 Mortgage Brokers, Lenders & Originators have had to comply with the Anti Money Laundering rule that is part of the Bank Secrecy Act. The rule requires a detailed Anti Money Laundering Program, a Customer Identity Program and a program for how and when to file Suspicious Activity Reports. The rule also requires Annual Training, Employee Training, and the Annual Policy testing. The industry’s compliance with this rule has been slow. Filings are far behind those of our depository institution counterparts leading some to believe that regulators may be ready to step up their enforcement of the rule. 

Speaker: Jon Pinard, Partner, First National Compliance Solutions

Moderator: Robert Russo, NYAMB President 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Vendor Booths, Buffet Dinner w/Cash Bar, Raffles & Networking (Bring Your Business Cards)

Stop by and visit our Exhibitors and get the latest updates on Products & Services available in the Marketplace. Our Expos are a proven way to grow business profile and meet new customers, service providers and lenders face to face. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, tons of raffle prizes & unparalleled networking opportunities to build connections. Take advantage of Early-Bird & Pre-Registration Discounts. Bring a Friend and enjoy 3 hours of fabulous networking, food, drink and fun.

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