2021 HW Woman of Influence: Sonya Luechauer


Sonya Luechauer began her career as an entry-level loan processor before rising to become CEO of DHI Mortgage, overseeing more than 2,100 employees. As CEO of the Financial Services division, Luechauer is responsible for all operations, strategies and corporate culture to consistently achieve the company’s mission. In addition, Luechauer is passionate about providing guidance to help young professionals start their careers and reach their full potential. She takes an active role in DHIM’s Mortgage Mastery program, which was developed to recruit, train and mentor future leaders. As DHIM’s first female CEO, Luechauer is also committed to helping women achieve professional growth and development. She spearheaded the company’s Women in Leadership conference, with the goal of helping talented female leaders strengthen their communication and create opportunities for them to grow in their careers. Luechauer also actively leads the company’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Initiative, which focuses on every employee becoming more self-aware and respectful. Outside of her role, Luechauer is actively involved with industry trade groups, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she serves on its Residential Board of Governors as well as the Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Council. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of ICE Mortgage Technology.


Sonya Luechauer


President & CEO

Company Name:

DHI Mortgage Company

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