San Diego – Aug. 10, 2023 — Guild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), growth-oriented mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, is celebrating the naming of its vice president of marketplace diversity and strategy, Victoria Garcia DeLuca, to HousingWire’s 2023 Women of Influence list. Victoria was honored with this annual award for her exceptional leadership skills, work ethic and professional results.
The Women of Influence program recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in driving the housing economy forward. The honors are given to individuals making notable contributions to their businesses and the industry at large—with a focus on contributions made in the most recent 12 months.
In the last year, Victoria’s contributions have helped conceptualize and develop Guild’s MyPath2Own Dedicated to Lisa Klika, which makes homeownership more accessible through homebuyer education, concierge service and a closing cost assistance grant for those who complete the path. This achievement was made possible through her collaboration with Guild’s product development team, leveraging their expertise to create an innovative and impactful initiative.
Victoria’s dedication to promoting growth within the organization is evident in her approach to talent acquisition and employee retention. Her efforts play a vital role in attracting and retaining diverse employees and fostering an inclusive environment contributing to the organization’s success.
“By fostering an environment of inclusivity and supporting initiatives embracing diversity, we can build a stronger, more dynamic workforce that appreciates a wide range of perspectives and experiences,” said Victoria Garcia DeLuca, vice president of marketplace diversity strategy. “I am honored to be acknowledged for my efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion within Guild and the broader industry. Moving forward, I am committed to working diligently to achieve ongoing success and progress.”
Victoria leads Guild’s participation in the Asian American Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). She serves on NAHREP’S corporate board of governors and represents Guild with the Mortgage Bankers Association’s “Home for All Pledge,” the industry’s long-term commitment to addressing racial inequities in housing. She also serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce (TLACC).
Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is a leading national lender with an established history of developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products in partnership with government organizations to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to those looking for jumbo loans. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its community impact, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance, and workplace culture.