Oral Histories

This page includes oral histories that we have conducted as a part of our research initiative. Click on a name to learn more about the person and access the interview audio and transcripts. Use the Search Bar to filter the list of interviews by Role, State, Category, or Sub-Category. 

Stella AdamsFormer Executive Director of the North Carolina Fair Housing CenterNorth CarolinaAdvocate
Rocke AndrewsFormer Education Chair of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and Broker-Owner of Lending ArizonaArizonaPrivate Sector
David AndrukonisFormer Chief Risk Officer at Freddie MacNationalPrivate Sector
Steve AntonakesFormer Deputy Director of the CFPB and Massachusetts Commissioner of BanksMassachusettsGovernment
Michael AzzarelloFormer Senior Vice President at Washington Mutual and Sales Manager at Taylor, Bean & WhitakerFloridaPrivate Sector
Jennifer D. BaileyAdministrative Judge, Circuit Civil Division, 11th Judicial Circuit of FloridaFloridaGovernment
Todd BakerFormer Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development at Washington MutualNationalPrivate Sector
Governor Roy BarnesFormer Governor of GeorgiaGeorgiaGovernment
Lawrence BaxterFormer Wachovia Corporation Chief eCommerce OfficerNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Daniel BerryCEO of Duke University Federal Credit UnionNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Paul BlandExecutive Director of Public JusticeNationalGovernment
Ed BoltzBankruptcy Attorney and Partner at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C.North CarolinaPrivate Sector
Karen BrownDirector and Managing Attorney of the Home Defense Program of the Atlanta Legal Aid SocietyGeorgiaPrivate Sector
Harold BrubakerFormer Speaker of the NC House of RepresentativesNorth CarolinaGovernment, Elected
Tom CallahanExecutive Director of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing AllianceMassachusettsPrivate Sector
Fay ChapmanFormer Chief Legal Officer at Washington MutualFloridaAdvocate
April CharneyFormer Senior Staff Attorney, Jacksonville Legal AidFloridaAdvocate
Susan ChoeFormer Section Chief of Consumer Protection, Ohio Attorney General’s OfficeOhioGovernment, Appointed
Nadine CohenFormer Senior Staff Counsel at Boston Lawyers’ Committee for Civil RightsMassachusettsPrivate Sector
Richard CordrayFormer Director of the CFPB and Ohio Attorney GeneralOhioGovernment, Elected
Bill CosgrovePresident and CEO at Union Home Mortgage Corporation and Former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers AssociationNationalPrivate Sector
Prentiss CoxFormer Minnesota Assistant Attorney GeneralMinnesotaGovernment, Appointed
Hank CunninghamFormer President of Cunningham & Company and the Mortgage Bankers Association of the CarolinasNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Jeffrey DillmanFormer Executive Director of the Housing Research and Advocacy CenterNorth CarolinaAdvocate
Lynn DrysdaleDivision Chief, Consumer Advocacy & Litigation Unit at Jacksonville Area Legal AidFloridaAdvocate
Michael FratantoniChief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology at the Mortgage Bankers AssociationNationalPrivate Sector
Sherry GallitzFormer Account Executive at Taylor, Bean, & WhitakerNationalPrivate Sector
Max GardnerConsumer Bankruptcy Attorney at Shelby Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, North CarolinaNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Geoffrey GilesPartner at Geoffrey Lynn Giles and Associates Law OfficesNevadaPrivate Sector
Terry GoddardFormer Arizona Attorney GeneralArizonaGovernment
Mark GoldhaberFormer Senior Vice President for Genworth Financial (formerly GE Mortgage Insurance)NationalPrivate Sector
Laurie GoodmanFormer Head of Securitized Products and Global Fixed Income Research Groups at UBSNationalPrivate Sector
Debbie GoldsteinFormer Executive Vice President at the Center for Responsible LendingNorth CarolinaAdvocate
Wib GulleyFormer Mayor of DurhamNorth CarolinaGovernment, Elected
Peter GwaltneyFormer President and CEO of the Louisiana Bankers AssociationLouisianaPrivate Sector
Jeffrey HearneDirector of Litigation, Legal Services of Greater MiamiFloridaAdvocate
Alan HirschFormer NC Deputy Attorney GeneralNorth CarolinaGovernment, Appointed
Paul JaberFormer Executive Vice President of the Mortgage Banking Group at First South BankNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Tom JamesSenior Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney GeneralIllinoisGovernment
Stephanie JohnsonFormer Managing Partner at Capitol ServicesNationalAdvocate
Kathleen KeestAssistant Attorney General, Iowa Office of the Attorney GeneralIowaGovernment, Appointed
Gary KleinConsumer Advocate and Class Action LitigatorNationalGovernment
Mike KrimmingerFormer General Counsel, FDICNationalPublic Sector
Robert KucabFormer Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Finance AgencyNorth CarolinaGovernment, Appointed
Johnnie LarrieManaging Attorney of the Consumer Practice Group at Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC)North CarolinaPrivate Sector
Mark LawsonFormer Managing Attorney of Consumer Law, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLCOhioAdvocates
Philip LehmanFormer Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Production Division of the North Carolina Department of JusticeNorth CarolinaGovernment
Jeff LoeserFormer Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section, Ohio Attorney General’s OfficeOhioGovernment, Appointed
Patrick MadiganAssistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection Division, Iowa Attorney General’s OfficeIowaGovernment, Appointed
David MartinFormer Head of the Global Interest Rates Group at UBSNationalPrivate Sector
Debbie McCune DavisFormer Member of the House and Senate of the Arizona State LegislatureArizonaGovernment
David McLaughlinFormer Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of GeorgiaGeorgiaGovernment, Appointed
Stanley MiddlemanFounder and CEO of Freedom MortgageNationalPrivate Sector
Brad MillerFormer U.S. Congressman for North Carolina’s 13th DistrictNorth CarolinaGovernment
Jonathan MillerFormer Senior Policy Advisor, US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban AffairsNationalGovernment
Paul NeedelsFormer Executive Vice President at Countrywide FinancialNationalPrivate Sector
Frank NothaftFormer Chief Economist at Freddie MacNationalPrivate Sector
Steve O’ConnorFormer Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations at the Mortgage Bankers AssociationNationalPrivate Sector
Harlan ParrishFormer President & CEO of Retail Banking for the West Coast of Florida Region at Colonial BankNationalPrivate Sector
Mark PearceFormer Chief Deputy Commissioner of Banks, North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of BanksNorth CarolinaGovernment, Appointed
Andrew PeachFormer Senior Vice President at Bank of America and Former Senior Vice President at Aurora Loan ServicesNationalPrivate Sector
Kevin PeranioFormer Regional Manager at First Magnus and former Chief Operating Officer at Northstar LendingNationalPrivate Sector
A.W. PickelFounder of LeaderOne Financial and Former President of the National Association of Mortgage BrokersNationalPrivate Sector
Edward PintoFormer Chief Credit Officer at Fannie MaeNationalPrivate Sector
Anthony PolidoriConsumer Finance Bureau Chief, Idaho Department of FinanceIdahoGovernment, Appointed
John QuinnFormer Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 9th Bristol DistrictMassachusettsGovernment
Sarah Bloom RaskinFormer Commissioner of Financial Regulation for MarylandMarylandGovernment, Appointed
Al RipleyDirector, Consumer & Housing Project at the NC Justice CenterNorth CarolinaAdvocate
Felecia RotelliniFormer Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial InstitutionsArizonaGovernment
Saul SandersCo-Founder of C-BASS (Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization)NationalPrivate Sector
Greg SayeghFormer Executive Vice President at Countrywide and former Senior Vice President at Washington MutualNationalPrivate Sector
Faith SchwartzFormer Executive Director of Hope NowNationalAdvocate
Peter SkillernExecutive Director, Reinvestment PartnersNorth CarolinaAdvocates
Kris SlaydenChief of the Resource Planning and Support Services UnitFloridaGovernment
Joseph A. SmithFormer North Carolina Commissioner of BanksNorth CarolinaGovernment, Appointed
Michael SmithFounder of Universal Home LendingFlorida, MarylandPrivate Sector
Eric SteinCOO at the Center for Community Self-Help and SVP at the Center for Responsible LendingNorth CarolinaAdvocate
David StevensFormer Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing CommissionerNationalGovernment, Appointed
Paul StockFormer Counsel at the North Carolina Bankers AssociationNorth CarolinaPrivate Sector
Richard SwerbinskyFormer Vice President at Metropolitan Bank & Trust and Former Vice President at Home Savings & LoanOhioPrivate Sector
Ted TozerFormer Senior Vice President at National City Mortgage Company and Former President and CEO of Ginnie MaeNationalPrivate Sector
Matt WeidnerPartner at Weidner LawFloridaPrivate Sector
Susan Wharton GatesFormer Vice President of Public Policy at Freddie MacNationalPrivate Sector
Arthur WilmarthProfessor Emeritus of Law, The George Washington UniversityNationalAdvocate
Ken ZimmermanFormer Executive Director of the New Jersey Institute of Social JusticeNew JerseyAdvocate