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Insights From the Industry: The Best of DS5

It's been six months since we first launched our news webcast, DS5: Inside the Industry. Over the course of those months, we've brought you short, insightful conversations with subject-matter experts representing banks, mortgage servicers, government agencies, service providers, and financial services firms. In a year filled with challenges, we've striven to bring you a diversity of viewpoints and best practices, so you can apply those lessons to your own business.

With our first ever Five Star Virtual Conference this week bringing together many of those same experts for two days of education and networking, we decided now was the perfect time to look back at some of our most memorable episodes of DS5 thus far.


The Hon. Brian Montgomery,  Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Dr. Mark Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency


Seth Appleton, the Principal EVP of Ginnie Mae


Laura Escobar, President of Eagle Home Mortgage


Stanley Middleman, the CEO for Freedom Mortgage Corporation


Austin Niemiec, EVP, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services


Courtney Thompson, SVP Default Mortgage, Flagstar Bank


About Author: David Wharton

David Wharton, Editor-in-Chief at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 17 years' experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@thefivestar.com.

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