- Saturday, September 30
- Breakout 9: The Very Real Benefits of Diversity
- 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Harbor C - Manchester Grand Hyatt
MJ Watkins is a Multicultural Business Manager at Radian Guaranty with a dedicated focus on cultivating strategic partnerships to positively impact homeownership efforts within the African American and Asian American customer segments. Additionally, she has specific responsibility for the exclusive partnership Radian has with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).
Prior to joining Radian, MJ was a Senior Vice President, Senior Business Development Manager with the Neighborhood Lending Team at Bank of America for the past 10 years. Her major responsibilities consisted of developing and executing growth sales strategies to drive homeownership amongst the low- to moderate-income and multicultural communities. Prior to that, as a Credit Risk Manager in the Treasury Department at The Dow Chemical Company, she managed receivable portfolios ranging from $500 million up to $3 billion in annual sales. MJ has held several positions in government and corporate finance.
A native of Washington, DC, MJ received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of South Carolina – Aiken and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Howard University. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Charlotte Crown Association of NAREB, platinum member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), member of the National Black MBA Association and a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
MJ is involved in her community through several organizations in Charlotte where she resides with her husband, Carlos.