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2020 HW Woman of Influence: Amanda Andrade

Veterans United Home Loans Chief People Officer

Amanda Andrade

Amanda Andrade has become one of the most prominent human resources executives in the mortgage industry through her work in Veterans United People Services Division.

In 2019, she was instrumental in expanding Veterans United workforce by 30% with the addition of more than 1,000 new employees – including a 17% increase in the number of production team members. She also oversaw the expansion of the Veterans United corporate offices in St. Louis. Andrade’s works have been praised across the industry, including through the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2018 Residential Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award. Her input has been cited by Fortune Magazine as it included Veterans United in multiple listings of the best workplaces in the nation. Andrade’s indefatigable spirit and passion for helping others can be seen outside of her company as well: she serves on the boards of directors of several Missouri-based nonprofits including Regional Economic Development and First Chance for Children. She also serves on the Personnel Advisory Board for the city of Columbia and advises the city council on the status of the municipal personnel system. Andrade is also on the executive board as well as the advisory council of the Inclusive Impact Institute, an organization that uses education to promote diverse and inclusive communities.

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