Conference Pending Speakers

Nominations due September 26th
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Rebecca Steele

CEO and President of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)


Dr. Chitra Dorai

Computer Scientist, Data Science and AI Expert, Founder and CEO, Amicus Brain Innovations Inc.

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Debi Wheeler

Philanthropist/Community Volunteer


Sondra Wenger

Senior Managing Director, Head of Commercial Real Estate, Americas at CBRE Investment Management

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Tom Lira

Institutional & QEP Specialist, Creative Structured Finance, Alternative Investments, Debt, Series 3, AMF Certified


Kellie Aamodt

Former Vice President of Corporate Inside Sales, UPS (Retired)


Hyepin Im

President/CEO & Founder

Faith and Community Empowerment 

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Teresa Palacios Smith

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates LLC

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Shlomo Chopp

Real Estate Restructuring  Retail Logistics Patent Holder

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Amy Tiemann

Founder and CEO at TM1 Properties  Commercial Real Estate Private Equity Firm Owner

 Forbes Published Author  Founder,

Purdue Real Estate Alumni Network


Desiree Patno

CEO NAWRB, Chairwoman NDILC, Advisor Amicus Brain, CSO ZuluTime, Speaker, Award Winning Publisher, CEO Desiree Patno Enterprises, Inc., Social Impact Leader  

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Erica Courtney 

President of 2020vet and Zulu Time   U.S. Army Lt. Colonel,

NATO Gender Advisor

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Tami Bonnell

Co - Chair
EXIT Realty Corp International

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Dr. Alexis Crow

Lead, Geopolitical Investing practice, PwC; Senior Fellow, Columbia Business School; Global Business and Economics, Atlantic Council

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Michelle C. Corridon

Deputy Director

USDA Rural Development

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Bleu Blakslee

Senior Advisor- Emerging Markets/Philanthropy Partners

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Wendy Craft

Chief of Staff 
Fulcrum Equities, LLC

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Lisa Rich

Founder and COO @Xplore - Space as a Service. Founder @Hemisphere Ventures - Frontier Tech VC: Synbio, Robotics, Drones & Space


Jonah Blake

Chief Gaming Officer/ Founder/ Fund Manager/ Speaker/ Gaming Consultant/ Blockchain, NFT's, Cryptocurrency Advisor.

Past NAWRB Conference Speakers

Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and founder of mPower

Christina K. Boyle, Chief of Officer, Single-Family Business, Freddie Mac

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO, 2020 Women on Boards, CEO, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search 

Brett Danaher, Assistant Professor of Economics and Management Science at Chapman University

Vanessa Dawson, Founder & CEO of The Vinetta Project

Connie St. John, President & CEO of No Weapon Productions (NWP)  

Nicole Cober, Principal Managing Partner of Cober Johnson and Romney (CJR), Legal Analyst, DC Fox News, Board Member, National Women's Business Council (NWBC) 

Rachel Beam-Jares, Field Manager - Valuation Department, Fannie Mae 


Saul Schwartz, Director, Office of Minority & Women Inclusion, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation  

Scharrell Jackson, Partner, Chief Operating Financial Officer at Squar Milner LLP, CEO & Founder, Leadership in Heels

Vanessa Montanez, VP - Sales and Business Development Manager, National Specialized Sales & Strategic Markets at US Bank Home Mortgages 

Quinn Palomino, Regional Coordinator U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Teresa Bryce Bazemore, CEO Bazemore Consulting LLC 

Hope Atuel, Executive Director, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

Terry Bayer, Director of California Water Service Group 

John Figueroa, CEO & Managing Partner of Bailey Cavan Capital LLC, former CEO & Board member Geona Healthcare, former CEO & remains Chairman of Apria Healthcare Group Inc.

Anne Miskey, Chief Executive Officer of Union Station Homeless Services, serving Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley

Kamal Latham, Chief Executive Officer U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA)

Debbie Hoffman, CEO & Founder, Symmerty Blockchain Advisor, Inc.

Jean Bradley, VP, Strategic Business Development Essent Guaranty, Inc.

Terri Billups, Los Angeles District Office SBA Assistant District Director, Economic Development 

Cynthia Blanchard, President of Anthem Vault, Inc., Anthem Gold, Inc., & Hercules,SEZC

Veronica Miracle, Reporter, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Zeeda M. Daniele, President & Owner Centeral Park Promotions Inc.

Cindy D.Brittain, Partner Katten Muchin Roseman LLP 


Debra Cherry, Executive VP of Alzheimer's Los Angeles & clinical psychologist