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The Reviews Are In for UTA’s 42nd Annual Conference

Content + 80s night = great conference!

UTA’s 42nd Annual Educational Conference, held November 5th-7th at the Peppermill Resort, Casino & Spa in Reno, California received very high reviews by attendees.

The Education sessions received positive reviews from members;

-On the ‘Trends Affecting the Distressed Market Industry’ session, sponsored by iMailTracking with Daren Blomquist: “Very informative – good start to the conference.”

-On the ‘Help! Working Through and Understanding the Constant Foreclosure Changes’ session sponsored by com with Andrew Boylan, Tammy Laird and Marsha Townsend: “Excellent content.  Thank you for such a useful and well-prepared presentation.  Wonderful info.  Defintely should repeat next year.”

-On the ‘Order in the Court’ session sponsored by AFRCT with Mark Blackman, Patric Kelly, Dean Kirby, Jr. and Benjamin Levinson: “Wonderful info and commentary.  This is a well-qualified group presenting much needed information.  Always a favorite.”

-On the ‘Whose Money is it Anyway? Navigating Through the Surplus Funds Maze’ session sponsored by STOX Posting and Publishing with Robert Forster II, Casper Rankin, Nathan Smith, and Glenn Wechsler: ‘Very good practical advice provided at this session!  Nice job!!’

-On the ‘Nevada FMP and California HOBR Refresher Class’ session sponsored by First American Mortgage Solutions with Robert Finlay, Elizabeth Knight and Perry Faigin: “It was wonderful to have HMN here to discuss mediation updates. One of the most useful UTA sessions that I attended.  The CFPB and HOBR updates and materials were excellent.  Great panel as well.”

-On ‘The Government is Here to ‘Help You’’ session sponsored by iMailTracking with Mike Belote, Holly Chisa, Robert Finlay, Ramir Hernandez and Brigham Lundberg: “This was a great group.  I enjoyed the context each presenter provided for each state’s legislature.  They are all remarkably knowledgeable and this session has been truly valuable.”

-On the ‘Are You Having the Same Problems As I Am’ roundtable discussion sponsored by FSI (Foreclosure Solution, Inc.) with DeeAnn Gregory, Michelle Mierzwa, Renae Murray and Michael Orth: “Great topics and good discussion overall.  Excellent facilitation of some important topics.  Great participation.  Good to see small trustee issues discussed.”

-On the ‘They Sued for What?’ session sponsored by ServiceLink Auction with Samuel Ehlers, Martin McGuinn and Rebecca Shrader: “This session is always among the most valuable to trustees.

Breakfast during the conference was enjoyed and sponsored by Carrington Foreclosure Services and Metropolitan News Company.

The wonderful and emotional tribute to Phil Adleson and the Annual Business Meeting luncheon was sponsored by BDF Law Group.  The Tuesday luncheon was sponsored by  Beverage breaks were sponsored by FSI and Daily Journal.

Additionally, members enjoyed a first-rate dinner ‘80s’ themed event held in The Edge nightclub at the Peppermill Resort featuring food stations, costumes worn by attendees, dancing and ‘Family Feud’.  Seventeen Silent Auction items were won by attendees; and many exhibitor prizes were won by attendees as well.

“I really liked the format this year with longer session times and longer breaks in between,” wrote one attendee.  “This was my first conference.  It was very informative and enjoyable,” wrote another.  Commenting on the 80’s night, another attendee wrote: “Glad it was at a new location.  The interactive game [Family Feud] was fun.”

Participants in the Bowling Tournament and the Poker Tournament had a great time at those events as well.

Awards were also presented to Joyce Copeland Clark of Wright Finlay & Zak, recipient of the Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year Award and to Robert Forster II of Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, recipient of the Suzanne Kelly New Member of the Year Award.  Michelle Mierzwa was the recipient of the inaugural ‘Phil Adleson’ award, presented to a member for their education and advocacy on behalf of the industry.

“It was a good conference and we received a lot of great suggestions and recommendations for next year,” said Cathe Cole-Sherburn, UTA President.

The 42nd Annual Education Conference was sponsored by Gold Sponsors; FSI (Foreclosure Solution, Inc.); iMailTracking and Silver Sponsors Carrington Foreclosure Services; Daily Journal; First American Mortgage Solutions; Metropolitan News Company; STOX Posting & Publishing; and ServiceLink Auction.


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