Join us for the OMBA Annual Convention “Clear Vision in 2020” May 11-13, 2020. Like annual conventions in the past, this event is jam-packed with important information for mortgage lenders, whether bank or non-bank.

This year we have added a special Tuesday afternoon track for loan officers only. Loan officers may register for the entire convention, the entire day, or the Loan Officer Track only (which begins with the Economic Forecast Luncheon and then moves to afternoon sales sessions).




Susan Stewart is Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association and CEO of SWBC Mortgage, a full-service mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.  Susan joined SWBC in 1989 and under her leadership, SWBC Mortgage has grown from three employees to 615 individuals operating in 39 states with annual sales of $3 billion and a servicing portfolio exceeding $10 billion.

She currently serves as a member of MBA’s Board of Directors, is the immediate past Vice-Chair of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG).  Susan serves on the board of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) and both Susan and SWBC Mortgage have been recognized as Guardian level donors of the organization. Susan currently serves on MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council.  She has previously served on MBA’s Loan Production and Fraud Prevention Committees. She is past president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and the San Antonio Mortgage Bankers.  Also, Susan was appointed to the Texas Mortgage Industry Advisory Committee by the Commissioner of the Texas Savings and Mortgage Banking Division.  In 2009, she received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Distinguished Service Award.

Susan is a regular speaker at various MBA, state MBA, and other industry events.  She received her BBA from the University of the Incarnate Word. Susan and her husband, Van, work in their local community with the San Antonio Homeless Ministry and United Way.  Susan and her husband reside in San Antonio, TX.


Eleven years ago Rob Chrisman left the mortgage banking industry after 23 years to publish his widely read “Rob Chrisman’s  Daily Mortgage News and Commentary”, an online publication read by thousands. While in the industry Rob was president of OnCall Mortgage, which was later acquired by Wells Fargo. He also served as director of secondary marketing for CMG Mortgage and director of capital markets for RPM Mortgage.


Ari Karen is an experienced litigator and speaker who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Ari is also the Founder and CEO of Strategic Compliance Partners (SCP). SCP is an attorney-driven, price-fixed mortgage compliance consulting firm which provides a total compliance solution for lenders.


The Keynote Speaker for the Special Loan Officer Sales Track on Tuesday afternoon, May 12th, is Christine Beckwith. As President, Creator, Chief Operating Officer and Master Coach of her fastest growing Sales Coaching Company, Christine has mastered her 30 year industry accolades by climbing to the very top of a national sales finance platform in the mortgage industry, won at every level of sales in her career and worked at a senior and executive level for nearly 2 decades, breaking many glass ceilings and amassing notoriety, a rapidly growing following and proving consistent excellence is obtainable. Now a sought after speaker on the industry speaking circuit, Christine released 2 books in early 2018, became an overnight Best Selling Author and now writes in many national finance publications and magazines on a variety of topics.


Jack Konyk is Executive Director of Government Affairs for the Wiener Brodsky Kider Law Firm. Jack is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country, and a prominent voice for the industry with legislators and regulators at all levels of government. He is a past member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Board of Directors and Residential Board of Governors. Jack is also a member and Past-Chair of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators’ Industry Advisory Council, and has had significant involvement with the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council and the American Bankers Association’s Mortgage Markets committee.


The Economic Forecast Luncheon speaker Ted C. Jones is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Prior to joining Stewart he served as chief economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center, the nation’s largest publicly funded real estate research group. Before that, he authored and taught the valuation and appraisal section of the Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation and Property Management at Lincoln College, University of Canterbury near Christchurch, New Zealand. An accomplished speaker, he typically gives more than 150 presentations on real estate and the economic outlook each year. Representative real estate groups addressed include the National Association of REALTORS®, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Fannie Mae®, the American Land Title Association®, The Housing Round Table, and many others.