Multiply Your Money. Elevate Your Life.

 

Join HomeFree-USA, industry experts, faith-based leaders, renowned speakers and top business leaders for an inspiring, informative and insightful series — Build Wealth Through Homeownership: How to Get It. How to Keep It.

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Here's What You Missed

  • ​June 18th: Buy During COVID-19: Why Now is the Best Time
  • June 25th: Say Goodbye to Rising Rent: Steps to Move Up the Financial Ladder
  • June 30th: Clever Ways to Turn Your Home into Extra Income
  • July 9th: What Billionaires and Disruptors are Doing and Thinking Now

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Featured Speakers

Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. | Creater & Founder, dfree®

The Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, former New Jersey Secretary of State, and the author of the books “Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom”, “Meditations for Financial Freedom - Volumes 1&2” and “Say Yes When Life Says No.”

He is the creator of dfree® – a financial freedom movement in use by thousands of churches and organizations across the country. dfree® has been featured by CNN in a 90-minute Black in America documentary entitled, “Almighty Debt.” His work has also been featured in several publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Black Enterprise.

Dr. Soaries is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN), Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT) and Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He serves as the Compensation Chair on all three boards.

 

Ernest L. Campbell | Retail Mortgage Market Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Ernest Campbell holds the position of Retail Mortgage Market Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in the Greater Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland Shore footprint.

Mr. Campbell is responsible for all aspects of sales, quality, profitability, risk, customer experience and team member development. He owns the strategic direction for the market and the execution of the company’s major initiatives within that market. His current team consists of 75+ mortgage professionals.

His career in the mortgage industry has spanned 19 years, including 9 years with Wells Fargo and 8 years with HSBC Bank, where he was a District Sales Manager in their mortgage division before joining Wells Fargo in 2011. His background includes Sales Leadership, Business Development, Team Member Growth and Retention and Managing Strategic Partnerships.

Ernest has a BS degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management from Missouri Valley College. He is a Board Member of the Philadelphia Urban League and is also a member of several real estate industry trade and civic organizations nationally, regionally and locally in the Greater Philly Market.

 

Janett Rundlett | Regional Owner, EXIT Mid-Atlantic

Janett Rundlett, who serves as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Region, has over ten years of experience in sales and marketing with The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and she is an entrepreneur running several of her own successful enterprises.

Her passion to help others along with her sales and marketing background fueled her excitement to purchase EXIT Mid-Atlantic with her husband to help the strong leaders already present in the Region continue to grow, as well as to implement a marketing plan to expand the Region’s office and agent count.

 

Dr. Richard Swart | Strategic Advisor to the 1% of Global Billionaires, CrowdSmart.io

Dr. Richard Swart is a globally recognized authority on FinTech and alternative finance.  His work looks at the intersection of technology changes, access to finance and investment capital, and social impact.

Currently a Strategic Advisor to CrowdSmart.io - the world’s leading prediction platform in early-stage venture capital. He ran a research program on innovation in crowdfunding and platform-based finance at the Institute for Business and Social Impact in UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and was the director of the Center for Emerging Technologies in the Bill Gates funded Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at UC Irvine. He has provided expert advice and consultation to the White House National Economic Council, the British Parliament, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and dozens of global universities, think tanks, foundations, banks, governments, funds and family offices.  He also sits on a number of boards and advisory boards for FinTech, blockchain and AI companies.

 

Tami Bonnell | CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International 

Tami Bonnell is an internationally renowned speaker and 30-plus-year veteran in the real estate industry. She is an information junkie and is passionate about investing in people. Tami is an active member of the National Women’s Council of REALTORS®, NAWRB's Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council and was honored by STEMconnector® as one of its 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Instrumental in building 3 major brands, Tami joined EXIT Realty Corp. International in 1999 and was appointed CEO in 2012.

 

Clay Goldsboro | Vice President, First Financial Group

Clay graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, with a degree in biology, Clay Goldsborough.  He started his career in sales after college which ultimately led him to the IT world, selling software for Computer Associates and IBM for 5 years.  He later worked for Lexis Nexis and Illumen before finally, realizing his entrepreneurial tendencies, Clay started several successful companies in the real estate investment and consulting arena over the course of 7 years. In 2010, he found the career that would change his life.

He started his career in Financial Services with Northwestern Mutual in 2010. He was responsible for sourcing potential advisors. Despite no experience in that space, Clay's recruits represented 75% of the new agent revenue in 2012 of all five of the agencies' local offices. 

In 2012, Clay joined First Financial Group and has built an extremely successful practice, one relationship at a time. Clay has consistently been one of the top Advisor’s at FFG over the last 8 years winning numerous awards and industry recognition. He has helped build the Firm into one of the premier Financial Planning Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.

In his spare time, Clay likes to spend time with his Wife Adrian and their two Sons, Ethan and Evan, playing golf, reading and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.  His greatest passion is building relationships. He and his Family live in Potomac, Maryland.

 

Marcia Griffin | President & CEO, HomeFree-USA

Marcia Griffin is on a mission to financially strengthen people and elevate homeownership success for people of color across America. As founder and president of HomeFree-USA, Marcia has helped thousands to save, keep and get more money through Homeownership, which she feels is the key to long term wealth for all people.

HomeFree-USA enjoys a remarkable 0% foreclosure rate among families that have participated in the organization’s pre- and post-purchase program. Serving as a bridge between financial institutions and the community, Marcia addresses the needs of homebuyers and homeowners with targeted education,  distinctive marketing strategies and unique lender products.

A recognized homeownership expert and frequent guest speaker, Marcia is a member of the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the Ocwen Financial Community Advisory Council, America’s Homeowner Alliance, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Committee, the Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Council and the Quicken Advisory Council.

 

Simone Griffin | Vice President of Affiliate Relations, HomeFree-USA

Simone Griffin believes that everyone holds the power and capacity to become a Money Magnet. Simone currently serves as Vice President of Affiliate Relations for HomeFree-USA, where she oversees compliance, federal and private funding, and Congressional advocacy for 53 affiliate organizations nationwide. She also implements nationwide federal government grants as well as those from various funders and private banks. Since 2012, Simone has served as co-planner of the annual HomeFree-USA Reaching Millions Conference, which brings together hundreds of mortgage industry leaders with the goal of advancing homeownership via collaborations in the non-profit, for-profit and government housing sectors.

Prior to joining HomeFree-USA Simone served as Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF, Inc) Student Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and SHOP For Wealth. Both programs were designed to encourage homeownership and wealth building opportunities among students at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Over three years, Simone visited and worked with 60 colleges and universities. 10 students went on to purchase a home within one year of college graduation, and hundreds more took the first steps to repairing their credit and building wealth.

 

Milan Griffin | Vice President of Marketing & Outreach, HomeFree-USA

As the Vice President of HomeFree-USA, Milan Griffin is responsible for running all facets of the company with a focus on marketing, outreach and strategic partnerships. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand homeownership among people of color.

With an extensive executive management track record and over 15 years of experience driving national campaigns centered around urban housing, Milan works to educate communities and the mortgage industry on proven solutions to close the wealth gap, specifically between Whites and African-Americans.

 

 

 

Freda Williams | Senior Homeownership Advisor, HomeFree-USA

During Freda’s 37 year career, she has been in all facets of mortgage servicing and originations. She has helped more than 3,000 people achieve homeownership in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As the Senior Homeownership Advisor, she trains her team on underwriting guidelines and helps to ensure that HomeFree-USA members fit into an affordable mortgage that’s right for their situation.

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