2017 National Spring Conference Speaker

Jose Quiñonez

Jose Quiñonez

José is Mission Asset Fund’s (MAF) founding CEO. Under his leadership and vision, he quickly built the organization into an award-winning nonprofit with an innovative nationwide model for integrating financially excluded, low-income communities into the financial mainstream. He was named a recipient of a 2016 MacArthur “Genius” award for his creativity, accomplishments, and potential as a financial services innovator.
José is a visionary leader, highly regarded in the consumer finance field. In 2014, Governor Brown enacted legislation recognizing MAF’s Lending Circles program, making California the first state to recognize credit building and lending circles as a force for good.

He was appointed by the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the inaugural Chair of the Consumer Advisory Board. José was elected into the Ashoka Fellowship; received the James Irvine Leadership Award; selected to the Aspen Institute Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders; received the WWS Distinguished Alumni Award; and is a member of the Board of Directors for Credit Builders Alliance; Experian’s Consumer Advisory Council, and Capital One’s Community Advisory Council.

José is a passionate advocate for social justice. A former legislative assistant for Congressman Ruben Hinojosa and a nonprofit lobbyist in Washington, D.C., José advocated for federal policy change regarding immigration, hunger and welfare reform.

José graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and the University of California at Davis.

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