José Quiñonez, Executive Director
José is a passionate advocate for social justice. He graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and the University of California at Davis. A former legislative assistant for Congressman Ruben Hinojosa and nonprofit lobbyist in Washington, D.C., he advocated for federal policy change regarding immigration, hunger and welfare reform. After working to improve predatory mortgage and payday lending practices at the Center for Responsible Lending, he organized a statewide coalition of asset builders for the Asset Policy Initiative in Sacramento.
José became Mission Asset Fund’s founding Executive Director in 2007. Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is an award-winning nonprofit organization that integrates financially excluded low-income and immigrant communities into the financial mainstream by offering innovative and culturally relevant financial programs, products, and services.
Most recently, José was selected to Chair the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Consumer Advisory Board; elected as an Ashoka Fellow; received the 2013 James Irvine Leadership Award; selected to the Aspen Institute Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders; received the 2012 Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Award; received the 2012 Latino Leader Magazine SF Maestro Award; and serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Credit Builder's Alliance; and is a member to the Experian Consumer Advisory Council.