December 27, 2021
Newrez Chief Diversity Officer Lusharn Heastie Honored Among National Mortgage Professional’s 2021 Inspirational Women in Mortgage
Fort Washington, PA— Newrez LLC (“Newrez”, the “Company”), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced today that Lusharn Heastie, Chief Diversity Officer, has been named an honoree of National Mortgage Professional’s 2021 Inspirational Women in Mortgage.
Since joining the Company’s human resources in 2017, Ms. Heastie has maintained a sharp focus on creating a culture of empowerment that is felt throughout the Company. She was named Newrez’s first Chief Diversity Officer in 2020.
“There are so many inspiring women paving the path forward in the mortgage industry and it’s an incredible honor to be recognized as one of them,” said Ms. Heastie. “My team and I believe wholeheartedly in our culture of empowerment and are motivated every day by the diverse talent and perspectives of people within our Company – we’re committed to making sure those stories are heard to serve as inspiration to others in Newrez and to our industry.”
Leading Newrez’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy, Ms. Heastie works closely with the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Resources departments to ensure diversity and inclusiveness is amplified in every aspect of the employee experience and company culture, including management trainings, hiring practices, internal communication, support and resources and more. Her most recent achievements include launching Newrez’s inaugural Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”) to ensure every person within the Newrez family feels safe and included in their working environment.
Each year, National Mortgage Professional honors a select group women who are making a positive impact on the industry through their leadership and work, and serve as inspiration to others in mortgage. Honorees are chosen for their personal stories, positive influence and inspirational work.
“Congratulations to Ms. Heastie on this accomplishment. We are lucky to have her on our team and are inspired by her commitment to making sure that everything we do at Newrez promotes diversity and equality,” added Baron Silverstein, President and Chief Operating Officer at Newrez. “The impact of her work is felt every day as it continues to enrich the culture of our Company and industry.”
For more information on this year’s honorees, visit https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com/news/nmps-mortgage-lending-women-inspiration-2021.
Newrez is a leading mortgage company that combines mortgage origination and servicing to provide a customer-first journey and help our customers make smart moves throughout the lifetime of their mortgage loans. Differentiated by its origination platform, the Company provides customers with unparalleled lending options to purchase and refinance. Its servicing business services loans on behalf of Newrez customers and includes third-party servicing brand, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. Founded in 2008, Newrez is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is a member of the New Residential Investment Corp. family.
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