Join the National Minority Community Reinvestment Co-Operative (NMCRC) on Wednesday, December 9th and Thursday, December 10th for the 2020 National Virtual Black and Latino Economics Summit.
Closing the racial wealth gap is imperative to realizing a strong, sustainable economy. From education to housing to healthcare to criminal justice, racial inequality continues to impede the progress of communities of color and the nation as a whole.
This two-day symposium will empower a growing network of like-minded individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations to unpack a shared vision of eliminating barriers and enhancing access to economic sustainability in Black and Latino communities.
For decades, black and brown communities have been underserved—and sometimes unserved—by the United States’ financial system. From access to banking services to redlining to subprime mortgage lending to the recent disparities in relief for small minority businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color have historically been disproportionately impacted.
The summit will provide a space for banking institutions and the communities they intend to serve to discuss access to capital, affordable housing, neighborhood development, and community reinvestment for these underserved populations. The agenda will incorporate forums and workshops to inform, educate, and encourage mutually beneficial partnerships among participants, presenters, and sponsors to stimulate economic growth in Black and Latino communities.
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SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS
Brian Lamb is the global head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is responsible for creating and executing a holistic internal and external strategy — further incorporating a diversity lens into how the firm develops products and services, serves clients, helps communities and supports employees. In this capacity, Brian reports to the Co-Presidents of JPMorgan Chase.
His oversight includes the employee Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and the Asian, Black, Hispanic and LGBT+ Executive Forums, Global Supplier Diversity, and the firmwide D&I programs ― Advancing Black Leaders, Advancing Black Pathways, Military & Veterans Affairs, the Office of Disability Inclusion and Women on the Move.
Brian joins us from Fifth Third Bank where his career spanned 13+ years.
Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and head of Retail Banking. In prior leadership roles, he was responsible for the comprehensive strategic framework of the Bank’s civic commitments and reputation management. This included oversight of multiple areas including Community Economic Development, the Bank’s Community Development Corporation, Corporate Communications, Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics.
Throughout his career, Brian has remained passionate about diversity and inclusion. Notably, he partnered with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to launch a $30 billion community commitment that focused on
access to capital for small businesses, first-time home ownership and educational opportunities for underserved communities.
Brian serves as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida and has received numerous accolades. Preserve Vision Florida, named him as its 2020 Person of Vision and he was also named a Man of Honor in Cincinnati in 2019 — celebrating African American men who make a difference in the community. In 2018, he was named to Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and in 2016 was named to the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania. Brian currently lives in Ohio with his wife Paulette and 3 children.
After a battle with a major illness, Al Piña decided to use his successful Fortune 25 corporate skills, as well as his military service experience, that led to several business and military awards and medals, to give back to community and country.
He began working with minority community organizations around the United States for the past 16 years to including serving in a senior executive role with the largest community development corporation in the United States. Through either his leadership, or his participation in financial institutional CRA commitments, it has resulted in over $700 billion of additional Bank commitments for community re-investment into minority communities throughout the United States.
Al Pina started out his community economic development career as V. P. of Development for the National Council of La Raza and a team member that launched the countries first minority focused housing and commercial real estate CDFI. Al Piña went on to serve as Vice President of Development for the country’s largest Community Development Corporation (TELACU-Los Angeles).
In 2005, in partnership with the Greenlining Institute, Al Piña took his efforts to Florida and founded the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition, which is Florida’s first state wide minority focused community economic development collaboration with over 105 participating minority community organizations. As Chairman of FMCRC, Al Piña is utilizing this position to advocate for increased community reinvestment for Florida minority communities. Al Pina led the negotiating team that was successful in the development of over $120 billion dollars of community reinvestment commitments to Florida’s minority and underserved communities by Regions, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase and Fifth Third Bank.
Seeing the importance of access to capital for minority communities towards reducing the rising racial wealth gap, Al Pina had a focus on access to capital for minority communities throughout the United States. Since 2005, Al Pina has assisted in the development and launching of over 16 minority focused community development funds, with over $6 billion dollars of capital. He also was a development team member of two national Hispanic investment funds with a combined investment capital of $310 million. In addition, Al Pina launched and led the efforts for Florida’s first ever minority focused affordable housing fund through a Tampa based CDFI.
Understanding the importance of job creation in low-moderate income communities to battle poverty, Al Pina launched Florida’s first minority focused job creation event Let’s Do Business Florida. In partnership with over 150 minority organizations and major banks and corporations, Let’s Do Business Florida focuses on job creation through increased construction contracts to minority construction firms and the development of self-sufficient minority nonprofits to allow them to create incremental income streams to fund job creation programs.
Dina Harris, Founder and President of National Faith Home Buyers, has more than 40 years of experience in the housing industry. Dina is responsible for more than 5,000 families being able to realize the American Dream of Homeownership.Dina is married and the mother of 4.
Prior to creating National Faith Homebuyers Program, Dina worked in public housing serving as Deputy Director and Executive Director. She worked in public housing for 20 years establishing a successful Section 8 Program she launched and an award winning “successfully implemented’ Drug Elimination Program recognized by HUD in a ceremony in Reno, Nevada.
Her education includes studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI and Washtenaw Community College studying both marketing and business administration. In 2006 Ms. Harris was accepted into the Harvard School of Divinity in Boston, Mass, The Community Leadership Program which she completed with a national preeminent list of mega ministers.
Dina has spent the last twenty years as the Executive Director, CEO and President of the Washtenaw Home Buyers Program, Faith Community Home Buyers, and now National Faith Home Buyers. All three nonprofits merged into one organization, the National Faith Homebuyers Program. Under Dina’s leadership, National Faith has counseled in excess of 12,000 families, leading to more than 5,000 first time home purchases. Founding and successfully pioneering National Faith Homebuyers is Dinas testament to her “walk of faith”.
She has been identified and recognized for her continued track record in housing development and community service. (1) She was awarded the first “Courage Award by the Secretary of Fair Housing at HUD. (2) She has developed and sold over 500 “affordable” single family homes since the creation of National Faith Homebuyers housing development program in 2011. (3) National Faith Homebuyers under Dina Harris leaderships was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus during its phenomenal “WOW” program by assisting over 500 families in an 18 month period to purchase the home of their dreams. (4)National Faith Homebuyers is a HUD approved 501©3 non profit organization. (5) In June, 2020, she launched a virtual homebuyers workshops with monthly attendance of approximately 70-100 families currently. She continues to design and implement model programs that can be replicated across the nation. These programs help families succeed by the families definition of success.
Under her leadership, National Faith Homebuyers has managed a federal HOME and NSP downpayment program on behalf of Wayne County Government. She has successfully managed this program since 2002 to the present and has spent all funds allocated. National Faith Homebuyers under her direction has managed without blemish federal, local and statewide funds in excess of 10 Million Dollars. She has also supported and managed downpayment programs in partnership with local and national banks and 5 local municipalities. Dina has replicated the success of the Detroit program by opening an Atlanta branch in 2018. National Faith Homebuyers is approved as a counseling program for the state of Georgia’s downpayment assistance program. She continues to design and implement successful housing models that are replicable nationally and create successful homeowners. She has partnered with 13+ national banks, churches, local and national non-profit organizations as well as local governments/municipalities, HUD, Fannie Mae, National Community Stabilization Trust and Fannie Mae.
National Faith Homebuyers has awarded mortgage free homes to veteran families (2014-2019) in unique and creative processes, most often surprising the families with a “mortgage free” home. She has formed partnerships with Little Caesar’s Pizza to provide a home during a Bowl football game at the Detroit Lions stadium and has also provided a home during a Detroit Pistons game during halftime in partnership with the Detroit Pistons. She hosted over 200 guest from the program during the game. Her other partners assisting in providing “mortgage free” homes for veterans include: Chase Bank, Wayne County Government, Radio One and the UAW. These videos can be seen on YouTube or on National Faith Homebuyers website: nationalfaith.org.
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