Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Sharron P.A. Levine, Director of FHFA’s Office of Minority & Women Inclusion!

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NAWRB is proud to award Sharron P.A. Levine with the 2020 Government Official Leader Award! Levine is the Director of FHFA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. She leads the Agency’s oversight of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs of FHFA’s regulated entities, which include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Common Securitization Platform (CSS), the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Office of Finance. Sharron has more than 35 years of legal experience in the financial services industry representing corporate, institutional, governmental, and private entities in many aspects of real estate law, including construction and permanent loan financing; housing finance; leveraged buyouts; and more. Levine has delivered numerous keynote and other speeches across the industry and has been nominated several times for awards in Diversity and Inclusion for the work that FHFA has accomplished in this critical area.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Congratulations, Sharron P.A. Levine!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Nava Michael-Tsabari, Director of the Raya Strauss Center for Family Business Research!

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NAWRB is proud to award Nava Michael-Tsabari with the 2020 Family Office Leader Award! Michael-Tsabari is the director of the Raya Strauss Center for Family Business Research at The School of Management, Tel Aviv University. Nava received a Ph.D. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and is a researcher and an educator on the subject of family businesses. She is also a 3rd generation of the industrial Strauss family, worked in the group and served on the board of directors of its publicly-traded company. Nava published several papers and received academic awards, among them the 2012 FFI Best Unpublished Paper and the 2014 Best Article of the Family Business Review.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Congratulations, Nava Michael-Tsabari!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Terry Bayer, Board of Directors California Water Service!

NAWRB is proud to award Terry Bayer with the 2020 Corporate Board Leader Award! Bayer has served on the board of California Water Service Group since 2014 and previously served on the Board of Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2008 – Chaired the Compliance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Former Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Molina Healthcare, Inc., a publicly held managed care insurance provider, from 2005 to 2018. Her significant background and experience in healthcare support the Cal-Water efforts in overseeing and advising on employee health matters.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Congratulations, Terry Bayer!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Gina Diez Barroso, CEO Grupo Diarq!

NAWRB is proud to award Gina Diez Barroso with the 2020 Commercial Leader Award! Gina Diez Barroso is the founder of Diarq Holdings, eight design and real estate development companies with offices in Mexico and the United States. She is also the president and founder of CENTRO, the first University in Mexico focused on creative education, and Dalia Empower, a global initiative that helps women achieve their goals. Diez Barroso is the only Latin American woman member of C200.org, Women’s Executive Leadership Organization, WPO and WCD. She is currently the representative of Mexico at the W20 women’s initiative of the G20.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Congratulations, Gina Diez Barroso!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Nicole Cober, Cober Johnson & Romney!

NAWRB is proud to award Nicole Cober with the 2020 Women-Owned Business Leader Award! Cober is the Principal Managing Partner of Cober Johnson & Romney, an award-winning legal & business consulting firm. She is currently serving as a member of the National Women’s Business Council(NWBC), a bipartisan council that advises the White House, Congress, and the SBA on matters concerning women in business. Cober’s first book, CEO of My Soul, was published in 2016 and blends valuable business advice with true accounts of relationships struggles, family triumphs, and self-refection.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities.

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Elizabeth Karwowski, CEO Get Credit Healthy, Inc.!

NAWRB is proud to announce Elizabeth Karwowski as the winner of the 2020 NAWRB Consumer Advocate Leader Award! Karwowski is the CEO of Get Credit Healthy, Inc. Elizabeth is recognized as a credit expert, and has been featured on NBC and Fox News, and published in Scotsman’s Guide and Today’s Chicago Women. In 2018 Elizabeth was named one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women; and, one of the most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40. In 2019, Elizabeth was selected as the winner of the Woman with Vision Award; and, one of the Most Powerful Women in Fintech. Elizabeth believes that the only way to truly help consumers become financially healthy is to educate and change their behavior to improve their financial health.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor exceptional women leaders in the housing and real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise, passion, and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities. Congratulations, Elizabeth Karwowski!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Elizabeth Perez, CEO & Founder GCG!

NAWRB is proud to announce Elizabeth Perez as the winner of the 2020 NAWRB Veteran Leader Award! Perez is a Native American with Latin roots, a service-disabled veteran with a proud history of advocacy, entrepreneurship, and public service. Despite the adversities she has faced, Perez persevered and secured a job with a construction company and eventually started her own construction company, GC Green Inc. She later was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of Minority Veterans at CalVet where she spearheaded successful programs focused on a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans; became a tribal veteran representative connecting them to benefits they earned while serving; facilitated collaboration within the veteran LGTBQ community; and focused on reducing fraud within the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (CA DVBE) contracting spear.  Before she took the position, there had not been very much emphasis on any of these subset groups within the veteran community and she created awareness and made long-lasting positive change for veterans not only in California but across the country through groundbreaking policy and programming.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor exceptional women leaders in the housing and real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise, passion and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities. Congratulations, Elizabeth Perez!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Leora Ruzin, CMB, Director of Real Estate Lending!

NAWRB is proud to announce Leora Ruzin, CMB as the winner of the 2020 NAWRB Media Leader Award! Ruzin is the Director of Real Estate Lending at Valley First Credit Union and managing editor of Mortgage Women Magazine. With her involvement in a host of committees within ACUMA, MBA, CU: REALM, and Mortgage Women Magazine, Ruzin has been able to share her knowledge and passions with a vast audience that spans across all financial sectors. Leora was acknowledged for her passion and willingness to help others in 2019 by being selected as one of the “Most Powerful Women in FinTech” and “Lending Luminary” by Progress in Lending, and as one of 30 “Women with Vision” by 20/20 Vision for Success Coaching. In addition to her volunteer work, she lends her time to teach the next mortgage professional as an instructor for the MBA’s School of Mortgage Banking and Certified Mortgage Banker program. She uses every opportunity she can to pay it forward and share her passion with the world.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor exceptional women leaders in the housing and real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise, passion, and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities. Congratulations, Leora Ruzin!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Regina Lowrie, President & CEO, Dytrix Inc.!

NAWRB is proud to announce Regina Lowrie, CMB as the winner of the 2020 NAWRB Corporate Leader Award! Lowrie is the President & CEO of Dytrix, Inc. (@dytrixinc) with more than 30 years of experience as a C-suite executive. Regina served as the first female chairperson of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and continues to serve on a variety of committees. She has testified before Congress on public policy to include GSE Reform, and has served as an expert witness for the financial services industry. She is an exceptional leader, mentor to other women, and a highly respected individual in the mortgage industry while giving back to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Forum of Executive Women and Credit Counseling Community Services of Delaware Valley.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor exceptional women leaders in the housing and real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise, passion, and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities. Congratulations, Regina Lowrie!

Congratulations 2020 NAWRB Leadership Award Winner Twyla Hankins, EVP – Operations, American Financial Network, Inc.

NAWRB is proud to announce Twyla Hankins as the winner of the 2020 NAWRB Finance Leader Award! Hankins is the EVP of Operations at American Financial Network, Inc. and strives to make mortgage operations leadership look easy. With a career that spans more than three decades, she has a big-picture vision of how operations must adapt to meet the challenges and developed a cohesive team of talent that works well together, even while apart.

Each year, the NAWRB Leadership Awards honor exceptional women leaders in the housing and real estate ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise, passion, and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities. Congratulations, Twyla Hankins!