Corporate Diversity Associates


K. Chase Patterson - President & CEO

"At CDA our target clients are smart companies that work to ensure they employ a workforce that reflects diverse cultures, experience levels, and backgrounds. I believe the more diverse a company chooses to be, the better equipped they are to effectively serve and satisfy their customers and increase their competitive edge.”

K. Chase Patterson is the founder and visionary behind Corporate Diversity Associates LLC. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Patterson has been working in Politics and Public Relations. He has honed his expertise in strategic planning, public relations, and the development of strategic partnerships. Patterson served as Congressman Mike Doyle's liaison to the Federal Departments of Homeland Security, Immigration, State, and Education, providing legislative and policy consultation to the seven-term Congressman and the constituents of Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District. Patterson was instrumental in developing a coalition of political offices to support the transport of American volunteers and Haitian orphans during the horrific Port Au Prince earthquake that struck Haiti 2010. In 2009, Patterson formed his own Brand Management and Public Relations firm, the Hawthorne Perkins Group. The Hawthorne Perkins Group specializes in speech writing and branding content. Some of HPG’s clients include Chuck Sanders Charities, SAVOY Restaurant, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and United Way of Allegheny County. Mr. Patterson’s reputation for customer care and satisfaction allows for high levels of productivity and continual business development.


Charles Sanders - Chairman, Advisory Board

“CDA has developed an exciting way for companies to save talent acquisition dollars while increasing their Return on Investment for recruiting top-caliber minority employees and minority owned businesses. This company is about giving our clients and opportunities to recruit the best this nation has to offer.”

In 1998 Charles Sanders and his wife, Elisa founded Urban Settlement Service, LLC. now Urban Lending Solutions which is a leading provider of real estate information and technology service for banks and government institutions. The former Pittsburgh Steeler is Co-Founder & CEO of the Pittsburgh based Urban Lending Solutions LLC. As a graduate of Slippery Rock University Sanders has lead Urban to several milestones since its founding and in June 2011 the company was ranked America’s 28th-largest black-owned business by Black Enterprise magazine which also rank the Urban Number 1 in revenue growth in FY 2010, having jumped 231 percent from $51.3 million in 2009. For over ten years Urban Lending Solutions has been a problem solver for lenders and servicers. Today, the company is one of the most highly rated, privately-held vendor management companies in the country, providing appraisal, title and settlement services to some of the nation’s top lenders. Under Sanders’ leadership Urban has ballooned to more than $126 million in annual revenue and employs more than 800 people. Inc. magazine listed Urban on it’s 2010 list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. Urban Lending Solutions’ technology, staff, vendor database and customer satisfaction has resulted in Urban Lending Solutions becoming a preferred Tier 1 vendor for the nation’s top lenders.