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Angie Garcia Lathrop

Angie Garcia Lathrop

Community Affairs Executive, Bank of America
Angie Garcia Lathrop is Bank of America’s Community Affairs Executive for Environmental, Social and Governance at Bank of America. In this role, Lathrop oversees strategic alliances with national nonprofit community organizations and directs outreach to customer advocates on topics related to the bank’s retail consumer business. This work led to the bank’s adoption of Clarity Statements for all retail and small business checking account customers and the launch of its first- ever asset-building pilot with UnidosUS. Lathrop also manages the bank’s National Community Advisory Council, which brings together public and private sector leaders to provide external perspective and advise the bank on products, services, and responsible business practices. Prior to joining Bank of America, Lathrop spent seven years at Freddie Mac as a Senior Director of Industry Relations. In 2000, Lathrop became Freddie Mac’s first liaison with national nonprofits focused on issues impacting mortgage finance, such as access to affordable mortgage credit. In that position, she also was charged with developing and managing the first national Latino outreach initiative, En Su Casa, which included the creation of Freddie Mac’s online client management tool, CounselorMax, for nonprofit homeownership counselors. Lathrop also served as a Professional Staff Member of the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her portfolio included the federal housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's emergency shelter programs and housing programs under the Rural Housing Services. She also served as one of two Democratic staff aiding in the Whitewater investigation in 2005. Lathrop is a member of Bank of America’s Hispanic-Latino Executive Council and has co-chaired the External Partnership workstream. She also serves as Board Member of Pathway Homes of Fairfax, VA, and she’s an active member of the Corporate Board of Advisors of both UnidosUS and the League of United Latin American Citizens. In 2016, she was recognized by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber as the Corporate an advocate of 2016. Lathrop received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona. She resides in Arlington, VA with her husband and two children.