Deanna Daughhetee, President & CEO, stands out as a leader in the mortgage industry with nearly 20 years of experience. She founded the organization in 1992 in St. Louis, Mo., and has grown the company into one of the nation's leading mortgage bankers.
Daughhetee's leadership as well as her straight-forward approach to business, have gained her multiple recognitions. In 2009, she was named on of the St. Louis Business Journal's Most Influential Business Women. She has been named Businesswoman of the Year by The Nation Association of Female Executives and Entrepreneur of the Year in the St. Louis region of Ernst & Young's prestigious awards program. She has also been listed among the top women business owners by St. Louis Small Business Monthly and has been on the Working Women 500 list of top women-owned businesses in the country.
A CPA with an undergraduate degree in business from Eastern Illinois University, Daughhetee received her MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is a member of the Regional Business Council(RBC) and served as the Chair for the St. Louis Social Venture Partners (SVP) from 2007-2010. She also served as Chair for Old Newsboys' Day in both 2003 and 2004 and has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, YWCA and the Advisory Board of UMB.