Convention Speakers

Keynote: Christine Beckwith

President | 20/20 Vision for Success Coaching

After serving the American banking industry, specifically in mortgage finance for over 30 years, Beckwith hung up her hat and open the doors to a new chapter. Since 20/20 VSC’s inception, thousands of professionals have joined memberships providing lessons, coaching, and guidance to work through hundreds of sales and production topics, operations, and business tactics.

Keynote: Rajeev Dhawan

Director| Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business, GSU

One of the country’s leading economists, Rajeev Dhawan develops forecasts for the U.S., Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies. Dhawan’s academic research analyzes U.S. business cycles with a special emphasis on the role of credit markets on the growth and survival of small firms. In his recent work, Dhawan has quantified the role and importance of oil prices in U.S. business cycle fluctuations.

Keynote: Steve Richman

Mortgage speaker, Marketing expert

Steve Richman has spoken in every state to more than 500,000 professionals at more than 1,000 companies. He draws on his experiences as a litigation attorney, business consultant, account executive, disc jockey, father, and husband to deliver a practical message. 90% of Steve’s bookings are actually rebookings from people who have seen him in the past. The most common thing heard after he presents is, “If I knew it was going to be this good, I would have had more people here.” 

Mack Mullins

Executive VP | Capital City Home Loans

Mack is an accomplished financial executive with over 30 years of multifunctional business experience as a subject matter expert in secondary marketing, with expertise in financial strategy, mortgage services, and new business development.

Rod Carnes

Deputy Director, Non-Depository Institutions
GA. Dept. Banking & Finance

Rod was hired as the first full-time Mortgage Examiner in 1998 and later promoted to Chief Investigator for the Mortgage Division, before becoming the Supervisory Manager for Licensing in April 2004.

Rod is also a Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a Certified Mortgage Examinations Manager from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. 

Justin McElheney

Director, Non-Depository Institutions
GA. Dept. Banking & Finance

Justin McElheney has been with the Department of Banking and Finance since 2005. He has served as Director for NDFI since 2018. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served as an examiner and advanced into supervisory positions in the Department’s Supervision Division.