Homepoint, a national lender and mortgage servicer, has appointed DeAndre Lipscomb to be the company’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
In the new role, Lipscomb will be responsible for partnering with business leaders to develop and implement strategic, programmatic and operational initiatives that promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
In addition, Lipscomb will play an integral role in growing the organization’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic efforts nationwide.
“With people at the forefront of everything we do, we want to be a force for good in all the communities we serve, and it is important that diversity and inclusion are meaningful and structured components of how Homepoint continues to evolve and strengthen the mortgage industry as whole,” said Willie Newman, president and CEO of Homepoint. “We are excited for DeAndre to join our team and make a significant impact through D&I initiatives that will make Homepoint the best workplace and best industry steward it can be.”
Lipscomb joins Homepoint after serving as the executive director of the Lake Trust Foundation and Community Impact Manager for Lake Trust Credit Union, a community development financial institution based in Brighton, Michigan. In that role, he designed and executed programs and partnerships to uplift underserved communities throughout Michigan.
Before Lake Trust, Lipscomb worked in the health insurance industry for 21 years, serving in executive leadership roles where he led employee engagement, marketing, communications, community outreach and contributed to diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives. He is a certified diversity practitioner through the National Diversity Council and is a board member for its Michigan chapter.