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FAMP Announces Annual Convention Keynote Speakers and Lender

Updated: May 25, 2023

The event will kick off with an incredible keynote address presented by two top-rated speakers and radio/television personalities who will bring balanced perspectives and information to all.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 10, 2022) --- The Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP), is excited to announce its Keynote Speakers, sponsored by Champions Funding, LLC, for the Annual Convention and Tradeshow being held in Orlando, Florida, at the Caribe Royale August 17 – 20, 2022.

The annual tradeshow is one of the largest and most successful mortgage industry events in the nation. With 50,000 square feet of tradeshow floor, the expected 2500 attendees and 150 exhibitors will ensure that this is one of the top “not to miss” mortgage events of the year. The event will include Continuing Education, top industry speakers, networking events, the tradeshow, and so much more. The event will kick off with an incredible keynote address presented by two top-rated speakers and radio and television personalities who will bring balanced perspectives and information to all. The 2022 FAMP Keynote Speakers are Lawrence Jones and Richard Fowler.

“It is important that we provide the speakers, opportunities, and content to our members and attendees that enables them to walk away from the FAMP convention with more information and tools than when they arrived,” said FAMP President Linda Knowlton. “We are thrilled to have Lawrence Jones and Richard Fowler join us for what promises to be a balanced, lively, and informative session. A special thank you Champions Funding as our Keynote Sponsor for their generous support.” added Knowlton.

Lawrence Jones currently serves as host of Lawrence Jones Cross Country (Saturdays 10-11 PM/ET) and an enterprise reporter for the FOX & Friends weekday and weekend franchise. He is the youngest Black solo host of a program in cable news. His weekend program Lawrence Jones Cross Country focuses on newsmakers from across the political and cultural spectrum, spotlighting the leading concerns facing Americans nationwide.

Since joining FOX News Media in 2018, Jones has become known for his signature storytelling and "man-on-the-street" segments focusing on the impact of various issues on local communities, most often in primetime on Sean Hannity’s eponymous top-rated program. He was later named enterprise reporter for the FOX & Friends franchise in May 2021 and has filled in as guest host for the top-rated cable news morning show on both the weekday and weekend editions.

Richard Fowler is the nationally syndicated radio host of The Richard Fowler Show, a Fox News Channel contributor and a millennial messaging expert.

Positioned at the intersection of news, politics, and the cultural issues facing everyday Americans, Richard’s fresh style and non-traditional spin on populism have taken audiences by storm. He pushes all ages and demographics to ask more of themselves. As a gay man, Fowler understands this fight more than most, having fought for equality his entire adulthood.

Securing these top-rated speakers for the FAMP convention was possible due to the sponsorship of Champions Funding. Champions Funding came on board as the Keynote Speaker Sponsor for the 2022 Convention and Tradeshow and is an incredible Industry Partner for FAMP. Champions Funding is a Non-QM wholesale lender with a mission-driven culture to serve the underserved communities across the county through their flagship programs. While Champs is new to the market, our Florida-based team has deep roots with both the market and FAMP members.

“Champions Funding is excited to partner with FAMP as the keynote sponsor for 2022. We're thrilled to connect with our broker community in person, showcasing how Non-QM loan programs through Champions Funding can propel your business into the future.” – Denis Kelly, Senior Vice President, Solutions Team, Miami, FL

This keynote session is open to the public and promises to be informative, fun, and thought-provoking.

For more information on FAMP click HERE.


FAMP is a 501(c)6 tax-exempt Florida not-for-profit trade association. FAMP was founded in 1960 and currently has over one thousand, two hundred (1,200) members and seven chapters statewide. FAMP’s mission is to promote and advance the common business interests of Florida's mortgage professionals through education, advocacy, technology and ethical practice. For more information, visit


Champions Funding, LLC is a nationwide, wholesale lender providing Non-QM loan options for mortgage brokers and their customers. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Champions Funding LLC empowers its Broker Partners to fulfill the dreams of their diverse homeowners as well as realize the mission of serving low-income and underserved communities.

As a women-led organization that empowers its team of service-focused and mission-driven team members, it offers exciting opportunities for high-performing and experienced mortgage professionals who love what they do and want to grow their careers. Find out more at


Media inquiries: Valerie Smith, Executive Director, Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals,, (850) 942-6411

Media inquiries: Christy Mindell, EVP Marketing, Champions Funding LLC,, (602) 609-3645


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