The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Friday that Sheila M. Greenwood was named Director of External Relations, effective April 29, 2019. Greenwood will oversee the Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications, including stakeholder outreach.
Greenwood brings many years of housing, financial services and government experience to the Agency. Her prior experience includes two posts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s first Chief of Staff in 2017 and as the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations in a previous administration.
Prior to her arrival at FHFA, Greenwood was a Policy Associate Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“I am pleased that Sheila will be joining me at FHFA. Her management and housing experience are uniquely suited to the mission of FHFA," FHFA Director Mark Calabria said.
The FHFA regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $6.3 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions.