February 10, 2021
Earlier this month I shared some of our priorities for 2021. Among those priorities is our commitment to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our industry.
To underscore this commitment, and to elevate our efforts to create sustainable improvements for renters and the rental housing industry, I established a new position — Vice President, Equity in Multifamily Housing — and have asked Amanda Nunnink to take on this role, which reports directly to me.
Amanda’s appointment signifies an important milestone for the business — turning from intent to action. It emphasizes the commitment we hold to use our platform to affect real change in the country’s broader financial and housing system, which has long struggled with racism and discrimination. To help bring these initiatives to fruition, Amanda will partner with our Optigo® lenders, borrowers and investors.
I couldn’t be more excited to have her serve in this new capacity. Amanda is a proven leader and relationship builder, with a solid record of delivering for our customers and stakeholders. She brings significant expertise to her new role, with experience in both Production & Sales and Capital Markets.
To ensure business continuity, Amanda will continue most of her duties as vice president of investor relations, reporting to Robert Koontz in that capacity until she fully transitions into her new role.
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