The 2017 Five Star Government Forum brought together some some of the foremost thought leaders in the industry. These dynamic speakers are influencers among industry professionals and their peers. With decades of combined experience, they’ve played integral roles in providing quality leadership to the federal government and the mortgage industry.

Keynote Speaker

Peter J. Wallison
Senior Fellow and Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

Peter J. Wallison has held several prominent positions in the federal government, including service as White House Counsel to the President of the United States, Counsel to the Vice President of the United States, and General Counsel for the United States Department of the Treasury, where he played a significant role in the development of proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry.

Hon. Joe Murin
Chairman, JJAM Financial Services
President of Ginnie Mae (2008-2009)

Murin is Chairman of the Board of Chrysalis Holdings JJAM Financial Services. He was formerly president of the Ginnie Mae, where his efforts ensured strong support for the housing market during the worst of the recent housing crisis. He served both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration during his tenure as president of Ginnie Mae. He was most recently CEO at National Real Estate Information Services, a portfolio owned by funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group. He is also a co-founder and the former vice chairman of The Collingwood Group

Ed Delgado
President & CEO, Five Star Institute

Ed Delgado is President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, a leading mortgage banking association providing education and strategic services to the U.S. mortgage and secondary market. With senior executive positions at Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac, Delgado has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking and is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the industry. Delgado has hosted discussions with global leaders including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. While Delgado was at Wells Fargo, he was the primary liaison to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and worked with the Obama and Bush administration’s efforts to develop mortgage solutions designed to prevent home foreclosures in the U.S.

John (Jack) Konyk
Executive Director, Government Affairs
Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

John (Jack) Konyk has over four decades of financial services experience and serves as a prominent voice for the industry with legislators and regulators at all levels of government. During his career, Konyk has previously served in senior leadership positions with institutions such as National City Bank/PNC Mortgage, Integra Mortgage Company, and Mellon Bank, and has also consulted with numerous banks, thrifts, and private lenders in compliance, operations, and training efforts.

Tim Rood
Partner, The Collingwood Group

Tim Rood is Partner of The Collingwood Group, which he co-founded in 2009. Rood brings more than two decades of mortgage industry and entrepreneurial experience to The Collingwood Group. He advises organizations to optimize the business opportunities and to mitigate and manage the risks in and around Washington, DC. Mr. Rood is a sought after and regular contributor to various national media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, FOX Business News, Washington Post, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.