2023 HW Vanguard: Jennifer Hedgepeth

Jennifer Hedgepeth

Jennifer Hedgepeth serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at DHI Mortgage (DHIM). With over 30 years of experience, Hedgepeth’s guidance over operations, insights into risk management, coaching and mentoring skills, and servant leadership have been true assets to the organization.  A champion of DHIM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, her approach to team-building promotes inclusivity within DHIM, but her focus extends beyond. The team at DHI was founded to bring together teammates from all backgrounds and departments to ensure that DHI Mortgage continues to foster an environment where every employee enjoys equal opportunity for development, recognition and respect. Hedgepeth is proud to also serve on NAHREP’s Corporate Board of Governors, the MBA’s Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council, the MBA’s IMB Council, as well as on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s DEI Advisory Board. Prior to her time at DHI, Hedgepeth served as national operations manager at WR Starkey Mortgage. 

What one habit has made a crucial difference in your success? 

Never give up and maintain professional persistence. Whether it is seeking to understand or to master a skill set, whatever the scenario is, you must find a path forward when one does not appear to exist.


Jennifer Hedgepeth


Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Company Name:

DHI Mortgage

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