First Community Mortgage (FCM)
has earned the 2017 Residential Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award for Market Outreach Strategies from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The award is for companies with less than 1,000 employees was presented to FCM’s Executive Vice President Andy Voyles at the MBA Annual Convention in Denver. The award recognizes FCM’s corporate diversity and multicultural lending initiative (MCLI).
“This national recognition for something we are so passionate about is humbling and greatly appreciated,” said FCM’s Chief Executive Officer Keith Canter. “It highlights a strategic initiative that FCM is dedicated to as part of our culture. It is based on several outreach activities we are doing, and will continue doing, that represent leadership in our profession. More importantly, it represents our desire and commitment to understand all segments of our market and find ways to provide real homeownership opportunity that will reach the underserved parts of our community.”
Miguel Vega, Vice President of Multicultural Lending at FCM stated, “At FCM, we recognize the importance of the rapidly growing diverse population in our region and understand their unique and unfulfilled housing needs. We have taken the initiative to develop a strategic approach to satisfy those needs by providing educational and financial resources specifically targeted to this segment of our market, in a culturally relevant manner.”
“This award celebrates one of the best diversity and inclusion initiatives in our industry. Congratulations to FCM for their excellent work in this area,” said Dave Motley, CMB, MBA Chairman and President of Colonial Savings FA–and previous Chairman of MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Their efforts demonstrate tangible progress and serve as model for our industry as we continue to improve in this important area for the future.”