The MReport and Five Star Conference Partner to Honor the Women of Housing and Mortgage

In addition to revealing the names of more than 40 women in the industry who are profiled in the issue, the MReport also announced it was partnering with the Five Star Conference and Expo to honor these women at the Women in Homeownership Leadership Forum.

MReport’s 2015 “Power Players” are mortgage and housing veterans with roles in both the government and private sector. In addition to powerful female leaders, 40 additional women were selected for MReport ’s 2015 “Leading Ladies” list. The women selected for this honor were nominated by their peers in the industry, who cited all the qualities that make them strong leaders – such as their intelligence, drive, and pursuit of innovation.

Honorees include Christina Boyle, SVP and Head of Single-Family Sales and Relationship Management, Freddie Mac; Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc.; Kathryn Madison, CEO, HSBC Finance Corp.; Laurie Maggiano, Program Manager for Servicing and Secondary Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Kathleen Malone, SVP of Business Architecture for Customer Excellence, Wells Fargo Home Lending; and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California).

The Women in Homeownership Leadership Forum will take place on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. as part of the Five Star Conference. The keynote speaker is the Honorable Sheila Bair (FDIC Chairperson 2006-2011). Bair was the 19th Chairperson of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2006-2011 and has an extensive background in banking and finance in a career that has taken her from Capitol Hill, to academia, to the highest levels of government. Additional speakers include “Power Players” Mary Frances Burleson, Kathryn Madison, and Kathleen Malone.

“The female leaders working in the housing and mortgage industry are indispensible,” said Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado. “Through the recognition of the MReport and the Women in Housing Leadership Forum, a spotlight will be put on the innovators shaping our industry.”

MReport’s 2015 “Power Players” and “Leading Ladies” list were complied through nominations received from the industry. To learn more and view the complete list of honorees, please visit

About The Five Star Institute

The Five Star Institute is a publishing, communications, marketing, and event planning company. The Institute hosts the largest mortgage event in the United States—the Five Star Conference and Expo. Among its many publications are DS News, dedicated solely to default servicing, and MReport,a B2B trade publication serving the broader mortgage field.

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