AMDC Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

The American Mortgage Diversity Council provides best-in-class education on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion. The organization fulfills this commitment, in part, through the production of a newsletter which educates readers on cutting-edge topics influencing diversity and inclusion within the mortgage industry. The Spring 2019 newsletter is out now.  Continental Real Estate Services has representatives serving on […]

CRES will attend the Diversity Symposium on May 8, 2019

Continental Real Estate Services, proud members of the American Mortgage Diversity Council, will be in Dallas May 6-9. We will be attending the Diversity Symposium at the Adolphus Hotel on May 8th. If you will be in Dallas, let’s meet! Email: info@gocres.com  

Charity Spotlight: Pedal The Cause Corporate Challenge

There is no such thing as too much networking! It was an honor to attend the Pedal the Cause Corporate Challenge breakfast and networking event this morning. Big thanks to World Wide Technology for hosting the event in their stunning corporate headquarters in St. Louis. The morning featured an informative panel of local business leaders […]

Diversity Briefing from the American Mortgage Diversity Council – Spring 2017

Here’s what you’ll find in the latest Spring edition:
• A history of progress – Travel with Kim Morris, SVP Tax Services at Accumatch, as she chronicles 60 years of progress, from Affirmative Action to the inclusion movement of today. Morris acknowledges how government efforts have helped along the way but reminds us of the much more pivotal role community plays in diversity’s progression.
• More to be done – As Charmaine Brown, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae, sees it, D&I has “…come a long way, baby.” Brown discusses the industry’s evolution from compliance-based inclusion programs to focusing on more bottom-line value adds. Yet despite this growth, she says, there is much work still to be done—and research on the successes of minorities and woman in mortgage proves it.
• Diversifying the workforce – Assimilating those with disabilities into the workforce can lower turnover rates, provide valuable tax credits, and increase loyalty from the customer base. Monika Peltz, SVP of Default Title Operations at First American Mortgage Solutions, provides great insight into this often-overlooked fact.
• Haitian-American homeownership – The plight of Haitian Americans in their pursuit of the American Dream of homeownership is felt by many members of their community. Consolidated Credit Solution’s Maria Gaitan, Director of Housing Counseling, and Meghan Alard, Finance Writer, discuss the challenges many Haitian Americans face because of lower household incomes, higher home prices, insufficient homebuying knowledge, and language barriers.Here’s what you’ll find in the latest briefing:

American Mortgage Diversity Council

The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) is an organization focused on shaping the diversity agenda while advancing solutions that support a broad range of diversity initiatives. From supply-chain diversity, to addressing the challenges faced by minority and women-owned businesses. AMDC takes on today’s issues with a refreshing perspective and meaningful insight. More information is available […]