Aracely Panameno, Director of Latino Affairs, works on financial services issues impacting the financial security and well-being of Latinos and other communities of color at Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Since 2004, Aracely has helped formulate policy recommendations, foster stakeholder coalitions, and educate decision makers. Her expertise in financial services is in mortgages, auto, payday lending, and student loans. Located in the DC office, Aracely also authors Enfoque, a quarterlySpanish-language newsletter focusing on issues impacting Latinos in financial markets. She serves as an advisor and is a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Experts of Color Network/Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative.
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CRL’s in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve that state of lending. Prior to joining CRL, Aracely worked in Latina women’s health, migrant workers, education, and immigration issues.