Congratulations to the 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardees


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) present to you the 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awardees! Join us in honoring these incredible women at our Roaring Thirty Awards Gala on July 30th, 2018 in Chicago, IL during the 2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference, “Year of Women.” Sponsored by U.S. Bank, NAWRB’s Roaring Thirty Awards Gala will be emceed by Lenny McNeill, SVP and Managing Director of National Strategic Markets and Specialized Sales.

This year’s attire theme is “Women in Red.” Whether it’s your favorite red dress, pantsuit, tie or red cape, express yourself in the color of the night. It will be an intimate celebration with drinks, food and dancing!


The Trailblazer:
Tami Bonnell
EXIT Realty Corp. International


The Trailblazer Leading Lady:
Bianca Vobecky
Vobecky Enterprises

The Revolutionary:
Marcia Davies
COO, Mortgage Bankers Association
Founder of mPower

The Revolutionary Leading Lady:
Heather Driscoll
EXIT Realty Home Partners

The Influencer:
Dottie Herman
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The Influencer Leading Lady:
Kristin Messerli
Founder, Cultural Outreach
Managing Editor, Mortgage Women

The Team Player:
Vanessa Montanez
Sales and Business Development Manager
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

The Team Player Leading Lady:
Lori Namazi
Brokerage Risk Management
Lori Namazi & Associates

The Prodigy:
Tina Patterson
Jade Solutions, LLC

The Prodigy Leading Lady:
Lisa Puerto
Super Agent

The Philanthropist:
Linda Padilla-Smyth
Director, Real Estate & Property Mgmt
Chapman University

The Philanthropist Leading Lady:
Maria Randall
Sr. DE/FHA & FNMA/Conv. Underwriter
New American Funding

The Advocate:
Tamara King
VP, Residential Policy
Mortgage Bankers Association

The Advocate Leading Lady:
Stacie Rankey
VP, Client Relations
Gerner & Kearns Co. L.P.A.

The Unsung Hero:
Lisa Fettner
VP, Marketing

The Unsung Hero Leading Lady:
Melanie Taliaferro
National Director
AMEC Home Loans

The Visionary:
Dr. Chitra Dorai
Former IBM Fellow, Master Inventor
Renowned AI Scientist

The Visionary Leading Lady:
Debbie Hoffman
Co-Founder & CEO
Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc.

The Veteran:
Sheri Orlowitz
Founder, President, & CEO
Artemis Holdings

The Veteran Leading Lady:
Karen Finnander
Baird & Warner

The Mentor:
Pam O’Connor
Retired 21-Year President & CEO
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

The Mentor Leading Lady:
Sonia Hassey
President & Founder
Women Inspired Network, Inc.
Destiny Women Global

The Innovator:
Gina Diez Barroso
Founder & CEO
Grupo Diarq

The Innovator Leading Lady:
Jennifer Alter Warden
COO & Executive Vice President
Baird & Warner

The Producer:
Rose Brand
Rose L. Brand & Associates, P.C.

The Producer Leading Lady:
Charmane Sellers
President & CEO
ALEON Properties Inc (API)

The Renaissance Woman:
Susan Fries
President & CEO
Ecola Termite and Pest Control Services

The Renaissance Woman Leading Lady:
Samantha Gelberger
Regency Real Estate Brokers

The Marketer:
Stephanie Anton
Luxury Portfolio International

The Marketer Leading Lady:
Molly Dowdy
NEXT Mortgage Events

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