Cancellation Notice

In light of the health risks represented by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the recent state of emergency declared in a growing number of states and the travel bans being imposed by many companies in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Risk & Compliance Summit in Chicago, IL from April 5-7, 2020. We understand that the Risk & Compliance Summit offers a vital forum to hear from and interact with industry thought leaders and luminaries. Therefore, we will be investigating alternative ways to deliver some of this valuable content to you throughout 2020. Please look for more information to follow in the near future.ComplianceEase will refund all registration and sponsorship payments within 60 days. We thank you for your patience as we work through this administrative effort. Should you have any questions please contact

  • If you booked a hotel room with the JW Marriott, please call them directly to cancel at 312.660.8200.
  • We understand that most major airlines are currently offering no penalty cancellations for booked flights.
  • If you also registered for the CSBS hosted LEF Mini Summit on April 8th, please expect a separate email from CSBS.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Risk & Compliance Summit.

With best regards,  Dan Smith, Summit Chair

Sheila Strong

Sheila Strong

CompanyAmerifirst Home Mortgage
PositionSenior Vice President

Sheila M. Strong is the Senior Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage (“AmeriFirst”) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Strong ensures that compliance is at the forefront of AmeriFirst operations and strategic planning through her Compliance Management System. The Compliance Management System implements, monitors, improves, and revises corporate policies and procedures to serve the mortgage needs of consumers in a manner that is consistent with ethical lending and servicing practices. As a former mortgage loan originator, Ms. Strong brings real-world experiences in implementing compliance management strategies. Accordingly, Ms. Strong works proactively and collaboratively with each AmeriFirst department to ensure effective and comprehensive compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Ms. Strong also served as the 2017-2018 Chair for the MBA Legal and Regulatory Compliance Committee.


Amerifirst Home Mortgage

Regulator Track

Regulatory Exams: An Interactive and Pragmatic Discussion

6 April, 2020  4:00 pm  Grand Ballroom B