2024 Woman of Influence: Erica Acie

Erica Acie

With a 27-year career in banking, Erica Acie has tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others by ensuring they are prepared for success. Inspired by her mother, a single parent who raised her daughter while working three jobs, Acie’s journey began with the profound impact of homeownership, which their local community bank facilitated. This experience instilled in Acie a deep understanding of the transformative power of financial institutions, leading her to a career dedicated to building better lives and communities, especially through homeownership for underserved or marginalized populations.

As the Head of Retail Originations, Acie leads Truist’s direct and distributed sales force, serving Truist’s existing clients, acquiring new clients by leading with lending, and cultivating strong relationships with buildersRealtors and diverse communities. She also leads a dynamic team of business development and strategy officers, responsible for Truist’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Homeownership Equity Program commitments and championing affordable housing opportunities for all. Over the past year, despite inflation and market uncertainty, Acie has steered her team to address the goals and needs of all stakeholders. Her strategic focus on building a strong foundation for sales growth involves developing and implementing robust strategies for talent acquisition, development, performance standards and promoting employee engagement.

Acie’s empathetic leadership extends beyond her professional role. Through her involvement with the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), Acie has mentored a team at the Federal Home Loan Bank in Atlanta, enhancing their mindset and work processes to foster confidence and professional success.


Erica Acie


Head of Retail Originations

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