Meet Our What Works Now Experts
Todd Dal Porto is Bank of America's Home Loans Enterprise Sales Executive. With more than 25 years of mortgage banking experience, Todd is responsible for responding to the needs of home buyers across Bank of America's vast array of customer segments. His team is focused on creating more transparency and clarity in the home loan process by educating consumers to help them make smart decisions.
Todd is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and a former member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB). He has served as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of NAMB as well as the California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB), and was recognized by both organizations as their Affiliate of the Year. Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, with a double major in Finance and Marketing, from Santa Clara University and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette once had $100,000 in credit card debt, before paying it all off in three years and turning her financial life around.
Since then, she has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show and Good Morning America sharing her success story and teaching millions about proper money management. Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money. She can frequently be seen as a guest commentator on CNN, FOX Business Network and MSNBC.
For more information about Lynnette, or to sign up for her free personal finance newsletter, visit her website or her blog. Lynnette is also on numerous social networking sites, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Regina Lewis, Moderator, is a best-selling author, national TV contributor, tech-trend expert and host of DIY Network's Tech Out My House who has her finger on the pulse of consumers.
As AOL's Consumer Advisor, Regina helps build awareness surrounding key consumer topics. Energy and an entrepreneurial nature prompted her to author the best-selling book Wired in a Week. An additional lifestyle title is in the works.
She sprang onto the national TV scene in 1999, first appearing on the CBS Early Show. Her no-nonsense style, approachable demeanor and modern sensibility catapulted her into a full-time role as an expert commentator for a wide range of national network and cable programs, including The Today Show, The View, ABC World News This Morning, Good Morning America & Rachael Ray, along with multiple Fox News shows & weekly segments on CNN Headline News. It wasn't long until she was filling in for leading anchors on CNNfn's The Flip Side, as well as Money Gang where she shared the stage and interviewing tasks on the live, two-hour talk show.
Her versatile television career includes contributing to primetime reality series Big Brother, the first-run syndicated program EXTRA and hosting a 26-episode Parent Sense series for public television. On the entertainment side, she's hosted red carpet interviews for major events including the Grammy's and the world premiere of Harry Potter. She's also one of the busiest and most successful syndicated local TV commentators in the country.
A mother of three, she's been cited on Capitol Hill for her work in championing online kids safety. Regina lives with her children in Northern Virginia and splits her professional time between New York City and Washington, D.C.