44th Annual WMBA

Real Estate Finance


April 16-17, 2018

Speaker Bios

Mike Theo, Wisconsin Realtors Associaton
Monday Evening Reception Speaker

Mike Theo joined the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association staff in 1985, managing the association’s legal, legislative, political, research and public relations operations. Mr. Theo was named President and CEO of the Association in 2011.  He attended the UW-Madison and holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives and the REALTORS® Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. 
Mr. Theo is active in a number of area associations including: 
  • Board of Advisors, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, UW-Madison School of Business
  • Chairman-Elect, Wisconsin Society of Association Executives
  • Board of Directors, The Madison Club
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Education Business Roundtable
  • Executive Committee, Competitive Wisconsin Inc.
  • Chairman, 2017 Association Executives Committee – National Association of REALTORS
  Leverage The Power of Social Media
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Eric Jackson, Optimal Blue

Driving Into The Digital Age
2:00-3:00 pm
Eric Jackson, Optimal Blue

Lunch/Keynote Speaker
12:30-1:30 pm
Tom Farley, Director of Marketing - Fairway Cares

Tom Farley graduated from Georgetown University and began his banking and finance career in New York City. He recently joined Fairway Independent Mortgage here in Madison as director of marketing for their non-profit organization, Fairway Cares.  In between, he created and ran The Chris Farley Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to substance abuse prevention. He is a New York Times bestselling author of “The Chris Farley Show”, a biography of his late brother, the actor Comedian Chris Farley. Tom is also a professional motivational speaker. Tom lives in Madison and has three adult children, Mary Kate, Emma and Tom

Nicholas DelTorto, Inlanta Mortgage
3:00-3:45 pm

Nicholas DelTorto's primary responsibilities as President at Inlanta Mortgage include providing strategic sales and marketing leadership for the organization, developing existing loan officer and branch relationships, and recruiting new talent as Inlanta expands into new geographic locations. Inlanta Mortgage provides partner branches with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. Inlanta Mortgage is delegated FHA/FHA 203k, USDA, and VA approved.

Prior to joining Inlanta Mortgage, Nick served as the President, CEO, and founder of Amerihome Mortgage Company LLC. Amerihome Mortgage was founded in 1997 as a mortgage banking enterprise providing funding for residential and commercial loans until the Company was sold to Generations Bancorp in 2008. The Company was ranked as the seventh largest lender in Greater Milwaukee. Amerihome Mortgage was also a "Master Medal" - awarded three times as a Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, an award given to the 50 fastest growing companies in Milwaukee.

Marcia Howe, Monona Bank
3:00-3:45 pm

Marcia has been with Monona bank since 2003 and is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Mortgage Officer. She currently oversees the mortgage division from origination through closing and secondary marketing. Responsibilities also include new product development, credit quality, investor relationship management and the loan servicing operations of the bank. Her mortgage background spans more than 35 years and includes both Retail and Correspondent lending.  Her first 17 years were spent with Security Savings & Loan and then M&I Mortgage Corp.  Marcia also spent several years working in a consulting and advisory capacity for various financial institutions in the Madison area along with WHEDA and MGIC. 

Marcia has been involved with the WMBA since 2004, having served as the Madison chapter President in 2010 and the State President in 2015.  She was awarded the Madison Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and the WMBA Mortgage Banker of the Year Award in 2016.  Marcia sits on the board of the REALTORS® Association of South Central Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin Bankers Association Mortgage Advisory Committee


John Inzeo, Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation
3:00-3:45 pm

John A. Inzeo has been in the Mortgage Banking Industry since 1977. He began his career at Chicago Title and Trust, transitioning to the banking side of the industry in 1984. He has served in a variety of management positions, including Vice President of Residential Lending for First Financial Bank and TCF Bank. He joined Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation in 1995 and serves as Vice President.

Mr. Inzeo has been an active member of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association (WMBA) for many years. He served as President in 2005. In addition to the WMBA, he is currently active in many industry groups such as The Realty Alliance, The Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc., National Association of REALTORS® Mortgage Advisory Group and the Strategic Alliance of Mortgage Subsidiaries. He has also served on many community boards and commissions including United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, Metropolitan Builders Association, Wisconsin Builders Association, Waukesha County REALTORS® Association, The Lyla Burton Trust, The Caring Place and the advisory board of The Bryon Reisch Paralysis Foundation to name a few.


Michael Kellman, North Shore Bank
3:00-3:45 pm

Michael Kellman is currently the senior vice president of consumer lending sales at North Shore Bank since 2001.  He oversees the sales efforts of the mortgage department, branch lending, indirect lending for marine and RV and auto lease and some small business loans.  Prior to that, he worked for Firstar bank in the branch network for two years. 
Mike has helped shape the direction of the bank, and led many of its efforts for continued growth and expansion.  His enthusiasm and passion for delivering service to customers is highlighted by his accomplishments at North Shore Bank, which has 44 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, and assets of more than $2 billion.  He is known for his ability to quickly identify and diagnose sales efforts and inspire his sales team toward success.

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