Flagstar Bank Executive Susan McHan to be the 2019 High Desert Opportunity Summit Economic Forecast Speaker

By Staff Reports

(Victorville) Susan McHan, the operational and strategic leader of the retail home lending platform for Flagstar Bank (operating in some locations under its brand name Opes Advisors) will be the 2019 High Desert Opportunity Summit Economic Forecast speaker. A top 10 national mortgage lender, Opes Advisors, Inc. achieved recognition as a top 25 mortgage banking and investment management firm, with volume in excess of $3.2 billion in 2016.

Over the last three decades, McHan has operated as an influential leader in the financial services industry, specializing in retail mortgage. Her experience led her to co-found Elliot Ames, Inc., a high-end mortgage bank and investment services company that was successfully sold to First Horizon Bank Corporation. McHan remained as Regional President and Director of Wealth Management for the California Region of First Horizon until leaving to start Opes Advisors, Inc. in 2004.

At Opes Advisors, Inc., McHan was instrumental in the invention and implementation of the industry’s first real estate decision technology, OpesAdvantage. This new technology empowered the company’s Mortgage Advisors to provide extraordinary value for clients and real estate agents, by crafting more effective mortgage solutions in the context of each client’s long-term financial concerns, delivered seamlessly through integrated technology. Since the company’s acquisition, McHan has led the development of a powerful “hybrid banking” business model that combines the flexibility of a correspondent lender with the advantages and specialty lending products of a top national bank lender.

“We’re excited to learn valuable insights on how the economy will impact the High Desert community from such an experienced voice as Susan McHan,” said Mike Nutter, Victor Valley College Foundation Board President.

Now in its 38thyear, the original High Desert Opportunity event has officially merged with the Victor Valley College Foundation’s High Desert Economic Summit.  As one brand, committee members are capitalizing on the success of 2018 and bringing back more of the same programming as well as fresh new content.  In addition to the keynote speaker and economic forecast, the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce Expo will feature its traditional exhibitors building, offering municipalities, utilities and businesses the opportunity to display and interact with attendees.

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