Dawn Williams serves as the Associate Vice President of Conference Programming for the Mortgage Bankers Association, the premier trade association for the real estate finance industry. She is responsible for leading the programming team in the development of engaging and relevant content for MBA’s 16 conferences, with about 400 sessions and 1,200 speakers annually. Williams joined MBA in 2012 after being self-employed for 15 years as a freelance marketing and events consultant. In that role, she served a variety of small businesses across several sectors, including five years as the Executive Director of the Default Attorney Group, a consortium of MBA-member law firms. Earlier in her career she managed a $5 million direct marketing channel for Time-Life’s subscription book, music and video products. Dawn earned the Accredited Mortgage Professional designation in 2014.