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Ricardo Quinto

Executive Vice President & Communications Director

Ricardo Quinto is an Executive Vice President and the Director of Communications at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). He oversees all messaging and media outreach for the organization. Prior to CRL, Ricardo spent nearly four years as press secretary for U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) where he served as a press liaison for state and national media. He was responsible for communicating policy positions to reporters, writing op-eds and speeches, booking broadcast and print interviews, and elevating the senator’s presence in Hispanic media.

Before working in the senate, Ricardo was an Account Executive for Ogilvy Public Relations serving as a communications and press representative. During his time with Ogilvy, Ricardo worked with the public affairs team securing earned media opportunities for state proposition campaigns and assisted in building the communications team for Covered California (California’s health benefit exchange program). Prior to joining Ogilvy, Ricardo served three years as a policy fellow and assistant to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C. His policy focus was trade, border security (drug/gun trafficking), financial services, and intergovernmental relations.

Ricardo grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District and is an avid 49ers and Warriors fan. He earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.


July 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
July 13, 2018
OAKLAND, CALIF. - Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., one of the country’s largest student loan servicers that was acquired by NelNet Inc. last February, has signaled to the California...
July 9, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 9, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme...
July 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) Senior Legislative Counsel Yana Miles released the following statement today regarding Leandra English's decision to step down as...