2012 AREAA National Convention

VP, National Director, Multi-Cultural Partners

Rodney Hood is the National Director of Multi-Cultural Partnerships at Chase, a post he has held since September 2010. He is responsible for managing national partnerships that assist the bank in spurring mortgage loan production and bank cross-sell opportunities in ethnic communities. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Hood was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate as Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). NCUA is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters, and supervises 8,640 federal credit unions. Before joining NCUA, Mr. Hood also served in the Bush Administration at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Associate Administrator of the Rural Housing Service. In his position as Associate Administrator, Mr. Hood addressed the affordable housing needs of rural America and helped administer a $43 billion dollar mortgage portfolio comprised of single-family and multi-family loans. Before public service, Mr. Hood served as the Marketing Director and Group Sales Manager for the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to joining N.C. Mutual, he was a National Director in the Emerging Markets Affordable Housing Group at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. While at Wells Fargo, he also served on the board of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. In recognition of his commitment to affordable housing, the Foundation recognized Mr. Hood as the inaugural recipient of the Dream Award. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hood worked for NationsBank (now Bank of America) as a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer and completed the Retail Financial Management Development Program at G.E. Capital Corporation. Named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in February 2008, Mr. Hood is a delegate to the group’s annual Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland. In addition, he was also named a Young Leader by the American Council on Germany and has served as a delegate on many of the organizations cultural exchange programs in Berlin and Munich. Recently, he was named one of the “40 Young Leaders Under the age of 40” by the Triangle Business Journal. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Hood holds a BA degree with Distinction in Business, Speech, and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors and was recently appointed by the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives to serve as a trustee of the N.C. Museum of Art.