Managing Director – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
DeAndre A. Lipscomb is Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Homepoint Financial, a leading mortgage and financial services company. He guides the development and implementation of strategic, programmatic and operational initiatives that promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Under his leadership, the company engages, develops, retains and attracts a diverse workforce to align with its mission and values. In addition, DeAndre serves as the President of the Homepoint Foundation, charged with creating a more inclusive mortgage industry through education, community engagement and diversity. Prior to joining Homepoint, he worked for 21 years in the health insurance industry serving in executive roles overseeing employee engagement, marketing, communications and community outreach before leading philanthropy and community development in the financial services space.
DeAndre earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University’s honors journalism program and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. He is an advocate for lifelong learning and professional development. He holds certifications in Diversity Practice from the National Diversity Council, Reputation Management from the Public Relations Society of America and Corporate Citizenship Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Driven by his passion for children’s issues and education, DeAndre has received mentoring awards from the Detroit Metro Youth YMCA and RESULTS Mentoring. He has served as an advisory board member for the YMCA and is a past member of the Council for Michigan Foundations’ Corporate Contributions Committee and Mentoring Program. DeAndre has also mentored young men through the Winning Futures nonprofit organization. He is a board member and past board president for Spaulding for Children, which connects children with foster care and adoptive family services. He also serves as a board member for the National and Michigan Diversity Councils, and board of trustee for the Michigan School of Psychology.