BOYFIELD, Colo., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie Copenhaver is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Professional Woman of the Year in the field of Finance as a result of her role as AVP Diverse Segments with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. With over twenty one years of experience in the banking industry and ten years in her current position, Valerie specializes in recruiting and training mortgage professionals who serve LMI, minority and first time homebuyers. In addition, she works as a coach and mentor, focusing in retention and relationship management. She assists the management team with strategic planning and execution, recruits and helps retain new hires, creates and provides training and assists with development plans of team members. Furthermore, Valerie is a member of CAHREP, NAREB, AREAA, and Housing Colorado Now, and works closely with her local Habitat for Humanity program. Throughout her educational career, Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College. For more information, please visit www.wellsfargo.com. About Us Continental Who's Who has become one of the most respected and trusted publishers around the globe. We spotlight thousands of professional individuals and organizations each year who "stand-out" in their specific field. Included are executives and officials in business, science, education, philanthropy, religion, government, the fourth estate, finance, law, engineering, authors, the musically talented elite as well as numerous additional industries. Our mission at Continental Who's Who is to provide an exclusive internationally recognized world-class forum where members can create social, professional and business relationships. We provide resources, information and represent an atmosphere and opportunity to network, consult, showcase, educate, and empower, allowing for establishing new business relations to increase future success. We are committed to delivering the highest quality service to all our established members.