Convention Speakers

Biography

 

Christian Aggeler

Christian Aggeler is an attorney with the law firm of Karsh Fulton Gabler Joseph PC. His practice focuses primarily on real estate issues, including boundary disputes, easements, lien priority, leasing, and title insurance defense. He has litigated a wide range of title-related issues across the State of Colorado, and has advised commercial and residential property owners on a variety of topics. He has twice been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has argued successfully in the Colorado Court of Appeals.  He attended the University of Denver Sturm School of Law, where he served on the Law Review Board and graduated Order of St. Ives.

 

 

 

 

Corey Ciocchetti

An Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti is one of the University’s most popular and highest-rated professors. Corey joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke
University School of Law, a Masters degree in Religious Studies and two Bachelors degrees in Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the University of Denver.

In August 2006, Corey won the Charles Hewitt Master Teacher competition at the national meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and, in March 2007, he was awarded the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award by the University of Denver Alumni Association.

Recently, the Daniels College of Business awarded him with the Scholarship of Teaching Award and the Scholarship of Discovery Award.

Corey currently teaches classes on Business Ethics, Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal as seventh in the world for producing students with high ethical standards.

Corey also speaks to tens of thousands of individuals each year about “authentic success” and living an ethical life and is the author of the book Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life
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A Colorado native, Corey resides in Westminster, Colorado with his wife, Jillian and their 6 month old daughter, Sophia Grace.

 

John Hollenbeck

John is senior executive vice president of First American Title Insurance Company. In that capacity, Hollenbeck provides corporate oversight of First American’s home office Underwriting Department and its agency strategies.

Hollenbeck has held various positions with First American over his 29-year career. He began his career with First American in 1980 working as a title searcher in the Riverside, Calif., office. In 1983, he moved to the Orange County title branch and served as a title officer and production manager. In 1989, Hollenbeck moved to the home office in Santa Ana, Calif., and became assistant senior underwriter. He was named senior underwriter in 1994, and in 1997, he took the newly created position of national title processes director charged with improving efficiencies across all title operations. In 2004, Hollenbeck was named executive vice president of First American Title Insurance Company.

A member of the American Land Title Association’s Board of Governors, Hollenbeck is chair of the Underwriters Section Executive Committee..

 

Gregory J. Notarianni

Gregory J. Notarianni is an attorney in private practice in Colorado, licensed since 1985.  He joined his father, Aldo Notarianni, in 1985 to form Notarianni & Notarianni (prior to 1985, Aldo was a sole practitioner emphasizing all aspects of real estate titles, plus a significant probate practice). 

Greg’s practice focuses on real property, probate and general civil litigation matters.  Notarianni & Notarianni specifically emphasizes all aspects of real estate titles – searches, examination, underwriting, opinions, curing title defects through litigation or other means, representation of title insurance agencies and underwriters, and representation of insureds involved in title litigation.  At one time or another, Greg has represented almost every underwriter that has written title insurance in the State of Colorado.  He also has and continues to represent numerous escrow and settlement service providers with regard to underwriting and escrow related issues, and relationships with underwriters.  Greg has handled title insurance claims in 26 states.  Greg also enjoys representing buyers, sellers, and lenders involved in real property matters.  Finally, Greg also has a significant probate practice.

Greg has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars and title insurance seminars, is a member of the Colorado Land Title Association and has been a member of the Real Estate Title Standards Committee of the Colorado Bar Association since 2007.  He was a member of the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association from 1996 – 1999, has been a member of the Land Title Association of Colorado since 1994, authors the updates to Chapters 34 (Title Examination) and 35 (Title Insurance) – Krendl’s Colorado Methods of Practice.   Most recently, Greg co-authored the Amicus Brief filed by the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association in Dennis Shaw v. 17 West Mill Street, LLC.

Benjamin Olson

Benjamin K. Olson, former Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is a partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP. His practice includes advising clients on the following matters:

  • Compliance with CFPB mortgage and credit card regulations, particularly the rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Act and CARD Act amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Preparations for upcoming changes in regulations, particularly the CFPB’s final rules and disclosure forms integrating regulations governing the mortgage origination and settlement process under TILA and RESPA (sometimes referred to at the Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” initiative)
  • Designing terms and disclosures for mortgage and credit card products and features, including home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) and deferred interest programs, consistent with established regulatory requirements and testing criteria and the evolving standards for unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAPs)
  • Trends in supervision and enforcement actions at the CFPB and other regulators

A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Mr. Olson is a recognized authority in the field of consumer financial protection regulation and brings valuable insights and broad experience on regulatory matters based on his work at the CFPB, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Trade Commission.  

Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Olson managed over 40 regulatory attorneys and staff in the CFPB’s Office of Regulations, which is responsible for researching and analyzing legal and policy issues, drafting proposed and final rules and providing guidance to CFPB leadership and supervision and enforcement staff regarding consumer financial protection laws. In that capacity, he oversaw eight Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rulemakings, including the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule, Mortgage Servicing rules and Loan Originator Compensation rule, as well as two amendments to the CARD Act rules. Prior to that, he led the CFPB’s preparation of proposed regulations and forms integrating the TILA and RESPA mortgage disclosure regulations.

Before joining the CFPB in June 2011, Ben served as Counsel in the Regulations Branch of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs. There, he played a leading role in the Board's development of new rules regulating the credit card industry, including the rules implementing the CARD Act. Prior to that, Ben worked in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Financial Practices, where he investigated and prepared enforcement actions against financial service providers for unfair and deceptive practices (UDAPs) and other violations of consumer financial protection laws, and at the law firm Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).

Ben served as law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and attended Georgetown University Law Center and Tulane University.

 

Marguerite Salazar

Marguerite Salazar was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper as Colorado Insurance Commissioner effective August 19, 2013.

In this position Salazar will oversee the regulation of the insurance industry in Colorado. Her role will be key to assisting consumers and other stakeholders with insurance needs, including homeowners affected by Colorado wildfires and subsequent flooding. As the chief executive of the Division of Insurance, Salazar will work with the insurance industry to bring an inclusive, open, firm and fair-minded regulatory approach to all lines of insurance under her supervision such as life, homeowner, property and casualty, auto, workers’ compensation and title insurance.

Previously, President Barack Obama appointed Salazar as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region VIII. As Regional Director she played a vital role in the Department’s effort to effectively implement the Health Care Law, also known as the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to this appointment Marguerite served over 20 years as President/CEO of Valley-Wide Health Systems, a large, rural Community Health Center covering 22 counties in Southern Colorado and serving over 40,000 patients through 26 primary health care clinics.

Ms. Salazar is a Fellow in the National Hispana Leadership Institute as well as a Livingston Fellow in the Bonfil Stanton Foundation. She was a trustee for the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and was appointed by Governor Ritter to serve on the Board of Governors for Colorado State University. She served as Chair for the Colorado Humanities and also served on the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy and the National Center for Farmworker Health.

She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

 

Tracey Wilson

For the most recent 12 years, Tracey has been a Senior Consultant and Managing Director of Business Development, and now Vice President of IPX1031®, helping facilitate 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges.  Prior to joining IPX1031®, Tracey had over 13 years of investment banking experience with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and Zurich, and Merrill Lynch in New York, Denver, and Hong Kong. He is a certified instructor with the State of Colorado Real Estate Division, Colorado State Bar Association, and the Colorado Society of CPAs providing CE accredited classes. Tracey has been an adjunct faculty member of Regis University teaching accounting, finance, economics, and statistics. He has a BS in Finance and Engineering, an MBA in Finance, and is currently working on his MS in Accounting.

 

Leslie Wyatt

Leslie Wyatt is the Director of Industry Relations at SoftPro.  She began her career in the real estate industry 17 years ago, and joined SoftPro in 2002.   Leslie has held various positions in Training, Consulting, Research and Development, Compliance and Business Integrations with her primary focus being on regulatory and compliance issues.   
Leslie is a member of the ALTA Implementation Task Force, the Title Action Network Steering Committee, the ALTA Government Affairs Committee, the ALTA Membership Committee, the ALTA Education Committee and the TLTA Federal Issues Committee.  She has represented ALTA at a congressional briefing regarding the CFPB and the upcoming changes.  Leslie is currently working with Fannie Mae on the HUD-1 Innovation challenge continues to work with the CFPB on various projects regarding the current Know Before You Owe project and the Final Rule. 

 

 

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