Victoria Garcia DeLuca
Marketplace Diversity Strategy
Victoria Garcia DeLuca is Guild’s first vice president of marketplace diversity strategy, leading the company’s long-term initiatives promoting minority homeownership and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion in lending.
Victoria’s responsibilities include recruiting and retention of minority loan officers, developing new products for minority markets and serving as a liaison with Government Sponsored Enterprises, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She leads Guild’s participation in the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America. She serves on NAHREP’S Corporate Board of Governors and represents Guild with the Mortgage Bankers Association “Home for All Pledge,” the industry’s long-term commitment to addressing racial inequities in housing.
A Chicago native of Mexican and Honduran descent, Victoria is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has almost 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry creating programs for underserved markets in the Midwest and South. She previously served as senior vice president of Federal Savings Bank where she led a team supporting homeownership within Hispanic and Black communities, was a sales manager with Wintrust Mortgage, and a sales manager, diverse segments specialist with Wells Fargo.
As someone who is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive society, I strongly believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not just a nice-to-have, but a critical component of any successful organization. In the context of the American Mortgage industry, DEI is especially important because it impacts the ability of individuals and families to access safe and affordable housing.
I am committed to the American Mortgage Diversity Council because I believe that this organization has the potential to drive meaningful change in the industry. By bringing together leaders from across the industry to share best practices, advocate for policy changes, and promote diversity and inclusion, the council has the potential to make a real impact on the lives of people across the country.
Ultimately, my commitment to DEI and the American Mortgage Diversity Council is rooted in my belief that we can and must do better. By working together and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we can create a more just and equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.