New American Funding announced today that its President and Co-Founder, Patty Arvielo has been selected to speak as a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Summit on Diversity and Inclusion. Arvielo will be part of an executive panel on “Leading by Example,” which will be an interactive discussion with CEOs and leaders who champion diversity and inclusion within their organizations.
Arvielo, along with other panel executives, will share how they’ve prioritized diversity and inclusion within their company, the measures they took to implement it, and how attendees can improve their programs. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to share my experience on how to shift the paradigm of the mortgage industry,” said Arvielo. “Diversity and Inclusion is not only my passion but a personal commitment. I look forward to providing the audience with practical and tangible goals that will lead to a more diverse and inclusive industry.”
Arvielo not only manages operations and sales for New American Funding’s headquarters, branches, and 2300 employees, but she works hard to foster a diverse culture within the company by having a team comprised of 57% women, with many holding C-level positions. Arvielo also impacts the community through diversity initiatives such as Latino Focus Committee, which she created as an avenue to empower Hispanic consumers pursuing homeownership.
As a long-time diversity advocate, Arvielo is a member of the Corporate Board of Governors for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the affordable lending panels for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and MBA’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Recently, New American Funding received an honorable mention at MBA’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards.
Arvielo will speak Thursday, November 17 at the summit, which will be in Washington, DC.