Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Affairs Executive, Bank of America
AWARDED: Corporate Advocate of the Year
Angie Garcia Lathrop is a Community Affairs Executive for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Bank of America. Ms. Lathrop oversees strategic alliances with national nonprofit community organizations and directs the Bank’s outreach to customer advocates on topics related to the Bank’s retail consumer business. In 2012, this work led to the Bank’s adoption of Clarity Statements for all retail and small business checking accounts, plus the launch of its first- ever asset building pilot with the National Council of La Raza. In addition, Ms. Lathrop manages the Bank’s National Community Advisory Council, an external group of community leaders who provide counsel to help advance the Bank’s business and policy efforts.
Ms. Lathrop came to the Bank after serving over 18-months as the Senior Vice President of Community Affairs for Countrywide Financial Corporation, a position new to the company in mid-2006. In her tenure, she expanded the company’s engagement with national, state and local nonprofit advocates, housing providers and civil rights organizations focused on access to homeownership, foreclosure prevention and the maintenance and disposition of real-estate-owned property. In addition, she directed the company’s involvement in the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ financial education initiative, DollarWise, and managed its $1 million budget.
Beginning in 1999, Ms. Lathrop spent seven years at Freddie Mac as a Senior Director of Industry Relations. In 2000, Ms. Lathrop became Freddie Mac’s first liaison with national nonprofits focused on the issues impacting mortgage finance, such as access to affordable mortgage credit. In that position, she also was charged with developing and managing the first national Latino outreach initiative, En Su Casa, which included the creation of Freddie Mac’s online client management tool, CounselorMax, for nonprofit homeownership counselors.
Ms. Lathrop also served as a Professional Staff Member of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (now the Financial Services Committee) in the U.S. House of Representatives. During her tenure, her portfolio included the federal housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s emergency shelter programs and housing programs under the Rural Housing Services. She also served as one of two Democratic staff aiding the Members of the Committee in the Whitewater investigation throughout 2005.
Ms. Lathrop works in Washington D.C where she serves as Board Member of Pathways, a local nonprofit in Fairfax County, VA. She serves on the Corporate Board of Advisors of the National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Ms. Lathrop grew up in Tucson, AZ and received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.