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Patty Arvielo

Co-Founder & President

New American Funding

How to Create and Lead a Company That Is Built for the 21st Century and Beyond

Grand Ballroom
Thursday, April 21, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am

A first-generation Hispanic-American, Patty Arvielo co-founded and leads the nation’s largest Latina-owned mortgage company. Throughout her career, she has led the company to become an industry leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in its lending and in its company makeup.


In Arvielo’s keynote address, she will discuss how to create and lead a company that is set up to thrive as society moves toward a multicultural future. Arvielo will also discuss why it is critical to have diverse voices in positions of leadership and how company executives can use their position to support the next generation of leaders.

Patty's Bio

Patty Arvielo is a self-made entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She co-founded and leads the nation’s largest Latina-owned mortgage company, New American Funding. Arvielo manages the company’s operations and sales, while overseeing 168 locations and approximately 4,500 employees nationwide. She also oversaw the creation and expansion of the company’s retail lending operation, which grew a small local operation to a national powerhouse with 168 locations and thousands of employees across the country. The retail lending operation has delivered origination growth of as much as 50%-60% every year for the last nine years.


She is a 13-time Stevie Award winner, including recently being named Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Maverick of the Year at the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Patty was also inducted into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame, named one of Most Powerful Women in Mortgage by Mortgage Banker Magazine, recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Latinas by Latino Leaders Magazine, and named Latina Style’s Latina Executive of the Year.


A champion of fairness and equality, Patty created the Latino Focus and New American Dream initiatives, which aim to increase lending to underserved communities. Patty is leading the industry to help minority borrowers attain the dream of homeownership.


Additionally, Patty serves on the National Park Foundation Board of Directors, where she is instrumental in the creation of the LatinX Project to symbolize the Latino culture in America throughout our parks. Patty is also serving a three-year term on the Harvard Kennedy School Board and serves on the Board of Directors for Century Communities. She is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors, the Latino Donor Collaborative Board, Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, and the Mortgage Bankers Association Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council. She was also recently re-appointed to serve as a member of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee, a group that advises the Department of Housing and Urban Development on ways to build sustainable homeownership.


Patty is a popular speaker and featured expert on mortgage lending, homeownership, minority lending and serving underserved communities. She is also an active lobbyist for the housing industry and minority interests in Washington, D.C. and with numerous state governments.

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