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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: A Conversation with Keosha Burns: The Marriage of Innovation and Empathy in Homeownership
Mayer Brown
1999 K ST NW.
Washington, DC 20006
Wednesday, February 05, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: A Conversation with Keosha Burns: The Marriage of Innovation and Empathy in Homeownership 

Join us for a fireside chat with Keosha Burns, Head of Public Relations for Chase Home Lending.  Drawing on her experience working at Treasury during the height of the financial crisis, Ms. Burns will discuss her passion for homeownership policy. The mission behind the mortgage industry goes far beyond just being profitable. It is providing people with a home and with ownership and that is something that we can all value.  

Millennial homebuyers are the largest group of today’s potential buyers.  Ms. Burns will discuss how to understand the Millennial buyer and what excites them. She will also discuss the importance of the channel of communication – leveraging social media; and how to use existing relationships to build trust.

Keosha Burns, Head of Public Relations for Chase Home Lending  
Kris Kully, Partner, Mayer Brown and President, WHF

Date: February 5, 2020   
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Location: Mayer Brown, 1999 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Metro: Farragut West & North 


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Speaker Bios

Keosha Burns
Head of Public Relations for Chase Home Lending

Keosha Burns leads PR and external communications for Chase Home Lending. In addition to speaking to reporters about how buyers can get the most value out of their home, Keosha is building the strategy for connecting with Millennials and first-time homebuyers. Keosha has worked in banking and housing for nearly 15 years and built her career in Washington, DC, acting as spokesperson for organizations like Fannie Mae, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Financial Services Roundtable. Most recently at Chase, she launched an influencer-led video-series, Adulting: Home Edition, leading the charge in telling authentic and relatable homebuying stories from the Millennial perspective. Before joining Chase, she traveled the country helping families avoid foreclosure during the housing crisis with the U.S. Treasury Department. And later, she assisted in the creation of low-down payment mortgages at Fannie Mae, where she developed her reputation for innovative strategies in reaching first-time homebuyers.


Kris Kully 
Partner, Mayer Brown and President, WHF

Kris Kully is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. She concentrates her practice on federal and state regulatory compliance matters affecting providers of consumer financial products and services. Her practice includes advising clients on compliance with licensing, consumer protection and other practice requirements facing mortgage and consumer lenders/brokers, servicers and investors, as well as other participants in the real estate finance and consumer credit industries. For example, she helps clients understand their obligations under all the authorities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including the federal Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE), the Consumer Leasing Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as similar state laws. She advises clients in connection with originating, purchasing and servicing all types of consumer finance products, including residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, credit cards, lease agreements and deposits. She also participates in regulatory compliance due diligence activities.

 Kris is a former lawyer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that role, she provided legal counsel to the department on the mission oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the interpretation of the RESPA and the implementation of the department’s various housing assistance and community development programs. She also worked in the financial services industry for a number of years.

Kris has served on the board of directors of the Women in Housing and Finance for a number of years, and currently serves as President.