IMA 2021 Fall Conference

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors


Attendee List – through 10/8

Mortgage Compliance – Schlatter

Grit – Kamphoff

Rising to Top – Smith

Monday, October 11

10:45 a.m. Golf Outing & Reception
Copper Creek Golf Course, Pleasant Hill
Sponsored by American Abstract, MGIC, National MI, Rural 1st – Farm Credit, West Gate Bank
• Beverage carts sponsored by Servion Mortgage
• Reception sponsored by SimpleNexus

Reception and awards following golf at approximately 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 12

8:30 a.m. Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens, Continental Breakfast
• Breakfast sponsored by Lender Close

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Tim Lamb, Collins Community Credit Union, Cedar Rapids

9:15 a.m. Navigating the “New World” of Mortgage Lending
Doug Smith, Doug Smith & Associates, Asheville, NC
• Sponsored by Caliber Home Loans
The landscape of mortgage lending is forever changing, causing even the most experienced mortgage loan officers to stop and re-evaluate their strategies moving forward. What about YOU? This presentation explores five ways successful mortgage originators are navigating this “new world” we now live in, and how those who evolve and adapt to the changes in the market will be the real winners.

10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty

10:45 a.m. Rising to the Top
Doug Smith, Doug Smith & Associates, Asheville, NC
It’s a fact that 80% of all mortgage loans closed every month are originated by the top 20% of the loan officers out there. Why does this happen? Why the big gap? And why do the top 20% out-produce and out-earn the other 80% by such a wide margin year after year? This presentation defines the true difference in the habits and practices of those on top…and everyone else.

11:45 a.m. Installation of Officers, President’s Address & Mortgage Professional of the Year

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
• Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty

1:15 p.m. President’s Club/Winners Circle Awards
IMA is pleased to continue recognize top producers in the mortgage industry. This years awards will recognize top producers and more. See http://www.iowama for details and application.

1:45 p.m. Hot Topics in Mortgage Compliance
Ronette Schlatter, Iowa Bankers Association
Join us for a session to review the hottest issues in mortgage compliance. Compliance Department field over 10,000 questions each year and know what are the questions and issues that mortgage lenders most often encounter every day.

3:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
• Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty

3:30 p.m. Maybe You Cannot Change your IQ, but you Can Change Your EQ
Ronee Andersen
According to research Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others, is twice as important as IQ. 

  • EQ case study review. A strong case for the need to have high EQ.
  • Why EQ is so important to individual and organizational success
  • How to develop EQ skills for the betterment of the participants’ careers and the betterment of the organization

4:30 p.m. IMA President’s Social
• Sponsored by CBMS
Join IMA President Tim Lamb for this year’s IMA President’s Social. Enjoy networking time with your fellow mortgage professionals.

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, October 13

8:00 a.m. Full Breakfast and Networking Session
• Breakfast sponsored by MGIC
Join your peers to network and a full breakfast.

9:00 a.m. Mortgage Lending After COVID – What Did We Learn Panel
One of the results of the pandemic was to make us think about business processes, how and where we work, and ways to communicate. Now after eighteen months, it is time to discuss lessons learned in the mortgage business. Listen to the panel of mortgage industry professionals discuss new innovations, changes in how business was conducted, and what this means going forward. The panel will share what worked, what was challenging, and how things might evolve from here. From RON to Zoom, we will share lessons learned.

10:15 a.m. Break
• Sponsored by Iowa Title Guaranty

10:30 a.m. Beyond Grit: Embracing Passion and Perseverance to Gain the High-Performance Edge
Cindra Kamphoff
As a high performance coach, Cindra works with business leaders, entrepreneurs, elite and NFL athletes, and high performers to help them reach their best more often. Her focus has been on helping others master the mental strategies necessary to live and perform to their potential. The foundation of Dr. Kamphoffʼs work is based on her signature program Master Your Mindset and her Top 10 Traits of High Performers. Her Top 10 Traits outlines the differences between successful and less successful people and is based on her work with elite athletes and research in performance psychology.

11:30 a.m. Prize Drawing & Adjourn
• Reception sponsored by Arch MI
Prize Drawing of $500