NAAC PRESIDENT & CEO
Faith Bautista is the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Asian American Coalition (formerly “Mabuhay Alliance”), and the Chief Executive Officer of National Diversity Coalition. National Diversity Coalition is an advocacy-oriented organization comprised of community, faith-based, and nonprofit leaders working collectively for greater financial equality and economic empowerment for underserved communities. National Asian American Coalition is a program-oriented nonprofit that provides housing counseling, small business lending, and technical assistance services to minority and low- income populations.
From 2005 to 2010, the then-Mabuhay Alliance administered a microlending program, which Ms. Bautista managed, to provide loans mostly to ethnic Filipino and Southeast Asian small business owners. In 2015, National Asian American Coalition re-instituted this microloan program to cater to the wider ethnic minority and low- income populations of California and Nevada. NAAC is a member- organization of California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), and Ms. Bautista and her staff have attended numerous microloan underwriting and other seminars and workshops conducted by CAMEO.
In 2017, Ms. Bautista was appointed by the Trump administration to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Community Advisory Board. She lends her experience and expertise in community lending by serving a four-year term on the advisory board. Becoming a Small Business Association intermediary lender would allow Ms. Bautista and the NAAC to continue to expand its network to reach a wider base of minority and low-income populations by partnering with various Black, Latino, and Asian chambers of commerce in providing microlending services.
FAITH BAUTISTA BIO:
Faith Bautista is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Diversity Coalition and the National Asian American Coalition. Bautista advocates in the halls of Congress, in the California legislature and in front of key federal legislators, such as the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, FHFA, FTC, FCC and SEC and among Fortune 500 corporations, as a major voice for underserved markets. She is a 2016-2020 Presidential appointee where she served as one of the five members in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Community Advisory Board. Bautista hosts a TV show broadcast over Sectrum News 1 called, Owning a Piece of America.