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Sandra Thompson

Federal Housing Finance Agency

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Sandra Thompson was nominated by President Joseph Biden to serve as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on December 17, 2021, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 25, 2022, and sworn in on June 22, 2022.

On June 23, 2021, the White House appointed Ms. Thompson as the Acting Director of FHFA. Before being named FHFA Acting Director, Ms. Thompson serv​ed as ​Deputy Director of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals (DHMG).

Since 2013, as the DHMG 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, Ms. 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

  • Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • 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