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Sandra Thompson

Acting Director
Federal Housing Finance Agency

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On June 23, 2021, Sandra Thompson was appointed as the Acting Director of FHFA.

Since 2013, Ms. Thompson has served as Deputy Director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals (DHMG). As the Deputy Director, Ms. Thompson oversaw FHFA’s housing and regulatory policy, capital policy, financial analysis, fair lending and all mission activities for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

Before joining FHFA, Ms. Thompson worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for more than 23 years in various leadership positions, including as Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision. During her time at FDIC, Thompson led the Agency’s examination and enforcement program for risk management and consumer protection at the height of the financial crisis. She also led the FDIC’s outreach initiatives in response to a crisis of consumer confidence in the banking system.

Ms. Thompson’s experience ranges from supervision to consumer protection, risk management, and consumer outreach activities. Ms. Thompson is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC.

Leadership Positions

  • Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • Deputy Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals (DHMG), FHFA (2013-2021)
  • Former Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, FDIC