Senior Vice President, Mortgage Finance and Senior Counsel
American Bankers Association
Rod Alba is Senior Vice President & Senior Regulatory Counsel in ABA’s Regulatory Compliance and Policy Division. Rod is responsible for oversight of residential real estate lending laws, regulations and other legal developments. Rod also manages legal and policy issues relating to commercial real estate lending, and is the principal staff on ABA’s Dodd-Frank mortgage-related implementation efforts. Rod serves as the ABA staff liaison to the Mortgage Markets Committee, responsible for policy formulation on issues affecting real estate finance.
Prior to ABA, he served as Legislative Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, advising and coordinating on advocacy, regulatory compliance, and state and federal legislative efforts. Rod served as head of the MBA’s Regulatory Compliance and Legal Issues Committees, where he organized the advisory and advocacy activities of the industry’s legal and regulatory experts.
Before joining MBA, Rod was an attorney with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the Office of General Counsel, GSE/RESPA Division. As Senior Attorney for RESPA, Rod participated in the drafting and development of rules and administrative interpretations under RESPA and Regulation X.
Rod is a frequent speaker on panels and conferences relating to legal and regulatory developments in mortgage lending. In his experience with the mortgage industry, Rod has held roles in both public and private sectors. From 2004 to 2007, Rod served as Vice President for Federal and Regulatory Affairs with ACC Capital Holdings, in Washington, DC. In addition, Rod served as special projects counsel to National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights organization.
Rod has received numerous recognition awards in his years with MBA and HUD. Prior to that, Rod was recognized as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellow, and served in a legal capacity in various federal administrative agencies. He serves as board member in non-profit organizations focusing on emerging market issues. His education includes a Juris Doctor (1993) from Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A. in Economics (1990) from the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.
Senior Vice President, National Agency Division
FNF Family of Companies
Chuck Cain has been in the Title Insurance industry since 1977. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, several Federal District courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is currently a member of the Government Affairs Committee of ALTA. He is former chair of the Real Property section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, a former director of the Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association, former trustee of Ohio Land Title Association, a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Fair Credit Task Force and a recipient of a special citation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development concerning Fair Housing Best Practices.
A native Cincinnatian, he has been a licensed title insurance agent for over 30 years, was an owner-operator of title agencies for 18 years and corporate officer with LandAmerica for over 10 years. He joined WFG as SVP in the Agency Division in August of 2010. He has spoken before many state land title associations, state and local bar associations, American Bar Association, MBA, ALTA, NAR, RESPRO, ACI Conference on Real Estate Finance Law, the National Settlement Services Summit, Title Radio, The Realty Alliance, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and numerous other groups and classes on the topics of title insurance and compliance. His many articles have been published in state land title publications, numerous mortgage and title industry trade journals and in October Research publications. Having worked in all areas of the title industry and with its customers he brings a great depth of knowledge of all aspects of the real estate industry.
Vice President of Marketing
Matt is the Vice President of Marketing at Qualia, where he brings over 15 years of public and private professional services experience. He leads brand development, demand generation, communications, field events, as well as customer marketing. Matt joined Qualia after practicing law at leading global firm law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP and in the Asset Management division at Goldman Sachs. Prior to Qualia, Matt was an early employee and member of the leadership team at Legal Technology company RocketLawyer.com where he built the Legal Advice business unit and scaled the company’s Small Business Services unit. He has a career track record of empowering professional services providers to make their services more efficient to deliver in a modern and affordable way to their clients and partners.
Matt graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned his juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law. Matt has been an industry speaker at events across the country including the HousingWire Engage.Marketing Summit, a summit for the housing industry's marketing innovators. While practicing law in New York, Matt earned the Empire State Council Award for his commitment to serving the local community through pro bono services.