Donna Corley, Christine Halberstadt and Barbara Pak recognized for
outstanding achievement and excellence in advancing the housing finance industry.
McLean, Va. – August 1, 2019 – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced today that three of its women executives were named HousingWire’s 2019 Women of Influence Award winners. Donna Corley, Christine Halberstadt and Barbara Pak were each honored as leading women working to advance the housing finance industry with their outstanding leadership and achievement.
“With intelligence, deep subject matter expertise, wit and aplomb, our colleagues — Donna, Christine and Barbara — represent the best of Freddie Mac and the housing finance industry. We are proud of their respective and combined contributions as we work to make home possible,” said Jacqueline Welch, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac.
This honor is annually given to individuals who are making notable contributions within their lines of businesses and to the housing industry at-large – with a specific focus on contributions made in the most recent 12 months. Donna, Christine and Barbara have worked a combined total of more than 50 years at Freddie Mac.
Donna Corley, Single-Family, Chief Risk Officer at Freddie Mac is one of the most influential women at Freddie Mac and within the housing and mortgage industry. Motivated by innovation and how she can bring a fresh perspective to managing risk, she leads a team of approximately 475 employees responsible for analyzing and managing the risks that impact Freddie Mac's Single-Family business of financing more than 1.5 million homes annually. Donna has more than 24 years of experience at Freddie Mac. Donna establishes credit policy that fosters access to credit in responsible ways, manages the credit performance for Single-Family mortgages, oversees counterparty credit, fraud risk and vendor risk.
Christine Halberstadt, Multifamily, Vice President, Strategic Transformation at Freddie Mac where she leads the multifamily division’s digital strategy focused on creating the next generation financing platform, driving a bold innovation agenda, and sustaining the organizations’ market leadership position. She previously held leadership positions in Servicer & Client Management, Product Management and securitization programs. Christine has a deep understanding of industry trends, client needs, and how digital levers such as customer experience and analytics can be applied to transform organizations and deliver outsized business value. She is a dynamic speaker and is sought after to address leading industry events. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, she worked at National City’s Capital Markets group and at Accenture.
Barbara Pak, Vice President, Securitization and Investor Relations of Investment and Capital Markets at Freddie Mac serves as the program execution lead providing subject matter expertise to the lending markets, capital markets, policy and regulatory audiences for Freddie Mac’s Single Security program. Over the course of her more than 13 years with Freddie Mac, she has held many other positions within the Finance Transformation department including roles in Operations, IT and Finance departments. Prior to Freddie Mac, Barbara worked for more than 20 years with other mortgage and financial industry companies in a variety of roles and with increasing responsibilities that ranged from program manager to strategy manager.
About Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Since our creation by Congress in 1970, we've made housing more accessible and affordable for homebuyers and renters in communities nationwide. We are building a better housing finance system for homebuyers, renters, lenders, investors and taxpayers. Learn more at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog.
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