The National Home Equity Mortgage Association welcomed members to its 22d annual conference here last week with a junior ROTC drill team, an inspirational speech by Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell, and encouraging words for the year ahead.

"We're like a diamond in the rough," conference chairman Denny Hanysak said in his opening remarks. "This year, we'll work at polishing our skills."

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.