FHFA Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco announced Tuesday the agency has hired two new deputy directors, who will lead divisions responsible for Housing Mission and Goals, and Supervision Policy and Support.
Sandra Thompson will take over the Housing Mission and Goals division in March. She comes to FHFA after 23 years at the FDIC where she was most recently director of Risk Management Supervision.
“I am pleased to welcome Sandra to FHFA where she will play a leading role in developing and guiding FHFA’s policy efforts concerning housing finance and financial markets,” DeMarco said. “Sandra’s breadth of experience at the FDIC, including supervision, consumer protection, risk management and consumer outreach activities will be an asset to FHFA as we contribute to building a new infrastructure for the country’s housing finance market.”
Nina Nichols, who is currently assistant deputy director of enterprise regulation, was promoted to deputy director of the Division of Supervision Policy and Support. She will assume the new role immediately.
Prior to joining FHFA she was a senior vice president for JP Morgan Chase and held a variety of positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Nichols is a graduate of Yale University and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
“Nina has been a tremendous asset to the Division of Enterprise Regulation and I look forward to her leadership in her new role guiding the development of supervision policy at FHFA and chairing the agency’s Supervision Committee,” DeMarco said.