CBC Mortgage Agency’s Tai Christensen has been named chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), the company announced in a press release. Christensen will succeed Lola Oyewole, the outgoing chair.
“Working for a company that aligns closely with my desire to erase racial disparity in homeownership has been so gratifying,” Christensen said.
“So, when the opportunity to support the American Mortgage Diversity Council arose last year, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know I would be given the opportunity to help guide the council as chair just a year later. I am honored to have the opportunity.”
AMDC works with business leaders to make the mortgage sector a more diverse and inclusive industry.
CBC Mortgage Agency is a nationally chartered housing finance agency. As a leading source of down payment assistance, the company helps low-to-moderate income consumers, often in minority neighborhoods, achieve the dream of homeownership.
Christensen is the director of government affairs and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officer for CBC Mortgage. She brings twenty years of real estate finance experience to the position and has been on the organization’s advisory board since April 2021.
As chair of Dallas-based AMDC, she will promote DEI throughout the mortgage industry. He was installed as chair last week during the Five Star 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium in D.C.
“When it came time to choose our next chair, it was clear to everyone that Tai was the best and obvious choice,” said Gina Gallutia, executive director of AMDC. “We are thrilled for her to lead the council as we tackle the key DEI issues in our industry this year.”
Oyewole will remain on the AMDC board of advisors as chair pro-tem for the next year and will help Christensen transition into her new role.
Christensen added, “I look forward to building on Lola’s accomplishments to help make the mortgage industry more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.”