USDA Rural Development Lenders Meeting — December 8, 2016


2016 Rural Lenders’ Roundtable Itinerary

We are happy to have our Rural Lenders’ Roundtable in Washington, DC in the Auditorium & People’s Dining Room at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Jefferson Auditorium/The People’s Dining Room
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250

Thursday, December 8th

8:30am: Opening remarks by William R. Stump, Jr.,
President of the Rural Lenders’ Roundtable:
Auditorium, U.S. Department of Agriculture

8:45am – 9:45am: USDA B&I Loan Program (2017 Budget, Funding, New Staff, New Program Items, Servicing Update, Q&A)
Chad Parker, USDA Deputy Administrator
National USDA Staff
Laurel Leverrier, Assistant Deputy Administrator
David Lewis, Acting B&I Director
Brenda Griffin, USDA Loan Processing Branch Chief

10:00am – 11:00am: USDA Community Facilities Loan Program (2017 Budget, Funding, Student Housing, Hospitals)
Joseph Ben- Israel, USDA Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Community Facilities Programs
Terence McGhee, Regional Coordinator, USDA Community Facilities Programs

11:15am – 12:15am: New Construction Loan Program for Lenders
Jamie Wilson, Executive Vice President, Stifel-Merchant Capital

12:30am – 1:30pm: Luncheon in the Peoples Dining Room with Guest Speaker
Rural Lenders’ Hall of Fame Induction of Bruce Lammers, President of Byline Bank and Ed Bell, Ed Bell Associates

1:30pm – 2:30pm: REAP Energy Loan Program
Mark Brodziski, Acting Deputy Administrator Energy Programs, USDA
David Thigpen, Director Project Finance, Cypress Creek Renewables

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Rural Housing Loan Program

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Secondary Market Update
Vasu Srinivasan, President of Thomas USAF Group

3:45pm – 4:00pm: Questions & Answers

Please note seating is extremely limited and the lunch event can only accommodate 50 lenders.

To reserve your spot please contact Joseph Coleman at 626 824-9431 or email him at

Bob Coleman, Editor, Coleman Report
Mike Thomas, President & CEO, ThomasUSAF