New American Funding today announces that HousingWire(HW) awarded their CEO and President, Rick and Patty Arvielo, each with the Vanguard Award. The HW Vanguard Awards recognize leaders in the housing and mortgage industry.

HousingWire recognized both Rick and Patty for their respective achievements. The editorial staff of the magazine chose the winners based on tangible leadership within their companies and the industry at large. This award stands out from other HW awards because it identifies industry professionals and business leaders whose influence is felt throughout their organizations, their communities and the whole housing economy.

“The HW Vanguard Award winners are some of the most powerful and influential leaders in our industry. They represent the cutting edge of management and strategy in the mortgage finance field, and the kind of leadership the housing industry needs to continue to drive the American economy forward,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.

HW measures success of these leaders not just by earnings reports or stock prices, but how these leaders have inspired others through their passion, innovation and perseverance. They come from diverse backgrounds but share one common trait: an unmistakable impact on the industry at large.

“Patty and I are so honored to have each won this award. We both strive to be leaders in our industry and are committed to leading by example not only for our community, but for the housing industry as a whole,” Rick Arvielo said.

This is the first year for the HW Vanguard Awards, and the winners will appear in both the online and print December/ January edition of HousingWire. 27 leaders within the housing industry were recognized, with the majority of the winners serving as CEOs/President of their company.

2015 HW Vanguard Award Winners