Contact: Jamie Letts, Executive Director,

DENVER, CO - June 27, 2016 -The Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association just announced its speaker line-up for the Annual Convention in Vail, Colorado on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The conference, which will be held at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, consists of networking events, speaker presentations, and breakout sessions covering important topics and trends affecting the mortgage industry.

Headlining this year’s line-up is best-selling author Tommy Spaulding. Mr. Spaulding is a world-renowned speaker on the topic of leadership, and has shared his wisdom with hundreds of organizations around the globe. His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships, quickly climbed to the top of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today national bestseller lists. His latest book, The Heart-Led Leader, published by Penguin Random House in October, 2015, is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and was also listed as one of’s Top 100 Business Books of 2015.

This year’s conference also features Rodrigo López, Chairman-Elect of the national Mortgage Bankers Association.  Mr. López has been actively involved with MBA for almost three decades, and is a former Chairman of MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors. He was the recipient of MBA’s Distinguished Member Award in 2010, MBA’s Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002, and MBA’s Master Faculty Award in 2000.

Also joining the line-up is United States Congressman Scott Tipton, Representative for Colorado’s 3rd District. Congressman Tipton serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, and is Vice Chair of the Congressional Western Caucus. He is also the co-founder of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, a bipartisan caucus committed to open dialogue on the issues that most impact small businesses. Prior to his involvement in politics, he spent over 30 years running a small business.

Returning this year is Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.  Dr. Eisenberg is a perennial favorite who specializes in making economics fun, relevant, and educational.  He is a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., and is a frequent speaker on topics involving homebuilding, tourism, and the economic consequences of government regulations.  Dr. Eisenberg has published more than eighty-five articles, and has been featured in Bloomberg, Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, as well as many other publications.

Rounding out this year’s presenters are a couple of local favorites. E. Michael Rosser, CMB, AMP, CML, is an author and historian on the mortgage industry in Colorado. He is a member of the CMLA Board of Governors, Co-Chair of the CMLA Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Former CMLA President, and Former State Housing Board Member. Tanis Roeder is the Owner of Elevate Your Communication, LLC. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, and has presented to audiences across the country on how to elevate their networking, body language, and presentation skills.

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