2022 Woman of Influence: Laura Brandao


Laura Brandao, chief growth officer at EPM, has been a transformative influence in the lives of countless peers who have embraced her “Say Yes Every Day” ethos. Her influence is better described as a legacy. After a long tenure at American Financial Resources (AFR), she moved into her new roles as chief growth officer at EPM and the CEO of its Lighthouse Lending Capital division. 

Brandao’s influence in the industry goes well beyond any single company. She has been a champion of DEI for her entire career. In her role as chair of the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America’s Visionary program, Brandao actively recruited more than 100 corporate partners to support the program.

She serves as a board member of the MBA of New Jersey women’s committee. Brandao enjoys watching women rise to positions they never dreamed of qualifying for previously through the #nowomanleftbehind campaign. Brandao has continued to work with AFR, appearing as a panelist and keynote speaker at numerous conferences.


Laura Brandao


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