Schedule of Events


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a new offering for this year’s Five Star Conference—the Lending Forum! Joining our popular mortgage servicing content, this session will dive deep into trends, challenges, and best practices in lending and originations. From economic impacts on homebuying to fair lending and the state of eMortgages, this year’s inaugural Lending Forum will explore the state of originations in 2023.

Lenders, Servicers, Government
Location Name
Reunion A


9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome Remarks
Xome's Melissa Bussey welcomes attendees to the first Lending Forum and shares an overview of what will be covered during the session.

Melissa Bussey
9:05 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Address Featuring Stanley C. Middleman
Kick-off Five Star's inaugural Lending Forum with an in-depth state-of-the-industry keynote from Freedom Mortgage Corporation President and CEO Stanley C. Middleman. After his keynote, he will then continue the discussion with an informative Fireside Chat exploring his career within the industry.

Stanley Middleman
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Expanding the American Dream: Building Paths to Responsible Homeownership
In this sprawling panel discussion, join representatives of Churchill Mortgage Corporation, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Guild Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and New American Funding for a discussion of how the industry can support and expand the American Dream of homeownership.

Matt Clarke Kevin Bowen Melissa Bussey Cory Dakin Victoria Garcia DeLuca Shubha Shivapurkar
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM

Closing Remarks
Melissa Bussey wraps up the Lending Forum and shares highlights from the discussion. 

Melissa Bussey