Patty Arvielo, a banker that helps people


Patty Arvielo started her career from scratch, reaching out of her immediate circle and comfort zone to break into a business when she had no previous experience.

Thirty-five years later, she is a nationally recognized business woman; leading a mortgage bank with about 2,900 employees and approximately 165 branches across the United States. She is influencing the real estate finance industry in terms of lending policy initiatives and she rallies for the upward mobility of women in the workplace overall.

To better serve Hispanic communities, Patty spearheaded the Latino Focus Committee within her organization. Their mission is to identify and address challenges Hispanic consumers face in their pursuit of homeownership and to enhance the quality of their lending experience.

Patty serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association. She is politically involved in the current and future states of mortgage banking, and frequently visits Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of the industry and homeowners.

She is a former member of the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council and both Freddie Mac’s Community Lender Advisory Board and Affordable Housing Council.

She also serves on the National Park Foundation Board of Directors, where she is serving a six-year term as a new board member, and on the Orange County School of the Arts Foundation Board.