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Delgado Appointed to Operation Homefront Board of Directors

8-4-operation-homefront-logo-300x205Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, on Thursday announced the appointment of Ed Delgado to its national Board of Directors.

Delgado is President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, a mortgage banking trade association providing education and strategic services to the mortgage industry nationwide. With more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking, Delgado is widely recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the industry. During his career, he has hosted discussions with former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as former New York Mayor Rudolph Guliani and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

“We are all incredibly pleased to welcome Ed Delgado to our Board,” said Catherine Blades, Operation Homefront board chair and SVP of Corporate Communications at Aflac. “Our military families do so much to protect the freedoms we, as Americans enjoy daily and they deserve our very best efforts to ensure they are able to thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”

Ed-Delgado

Ed Delgado

Delgado previously served as SVP of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he played an integral role within the bank’s mortgage servicing group. While at Wells Fargo, Delgado served as a leader in the mortgage community, government agencies, and trade groups in Washington, D.C, and was a key representative to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Delgado was supportive of the efforts of both the Bush and Obama administration to develop mortgage solutions aimed at preventing foreclosures.

“I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes that protect us,” Delgado said.  “Far too often we take for granted the immense privilege that it is to live in peace and safety within our own borders and I look forward to contributing to the mission of Operation Homefront to ensure that the families of our nation’s military prosper in the communities they have sacrificed so much to serve.”

Prior to his tenure at Wells Fargo, Delgado served as an executive at Freddie Mac in various leadership roles including loss mitigation, structured risk transactions, investor reporting and portfolio analysis.

“Ed Delgado fully understands the importance of family and the compelling need to serve those who have done so much to serve all of us,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “All at Operation Homefront are excited to have such an accomplished business and community leader join our very talented Board and we look forward to utilizing his talents to help us do even more to support the very real and growing needs of our military families in the future.”

“I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes that protect us.”

Ed Delgado

Operation Homefront and The Five Star Institute, along with Auction.com, are partnering for the second straight year to donate mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans. The homes will be presented to their recipients at the Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas on September. The presentation will be part of the Military Heroes Keys for Life Dinner at the conference and will feature a performance from country music superstar Trace Adkins. Click here to register for the conference.

Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and dsnews.com

About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.
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