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Faith Bautista

President and Founder, NAAC

Faith Bautista founded the Mabuhay Alliance in 2004 to launch and manage a micro lending program that would provide loans mostly to ethnic Filipinos and Southeast Asian small business owners.  This micro loan program was later re-instituted by the NAAC in 2015 to cater to a wider population of ethnic minorities and low-income families in the states of California and Nevada.

Her appointment by the Trump administration as a member of the CDFI Advisory Board in 2017, gave her an opportunity to share her experience and expertise in community lending; allowing Ms. Bautista to further expand the NAAC network to include a wider base of minority and low-income populations for the propagation of micro lending services.

As the concurrent President and CEO of both NAAC and NDC, Faith Bautista brings the NAAC/NDC advocacies to the halls of Congress, as well as the California legislature, by fearlessly facing key federal legislators from the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.)

Partnerships, speaker invites or just say hello.

I’m always interested in exchanging ideas on how to better serve our communities.

fbautista@naac.org