Desirée Patno is founder and president of both Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE)
, and The National Association of Women REO Brokerages (NAWRB)
, the only national trade association representing women-owned businesses specializing in the housing economy. With over twenty years experience, Desirée brings insider and "heels on the ground" knowledge to her mission of promoting women-owned businesses in the housing economy and the day-to-day management of DPE. She is a hands-on broker, managing the intricate details of hundreds of properties each year. Through NAWRB, Desirée advocates for the increased utilization of women-owned businesses and mentors female entrepreneurs for future successful business ownership. Patno is a national partner of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and sits on the Advisory Board of Enterprising Women. Desirée is winner of the 2012 Enterprising Woman of the Year award and is one of the most visible advocates for women in the housing economy. A California native, she has been married for twenty years and is the proud mother of four boys.