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Charmaine Brown
Director, Office of Diversity + Inclusion/Fannie Mae

Charmaine Brown is a Director in Fannie Mae’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).  In this role, she is accountable for developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies that meet and exceed Section 1116 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act.  Brown’s primary areas of focus are the development of programs and initiatives that expand the capabilities of minorities and women, leveraging Employee Resource Groups to support business goals, and building the capacity of trusted advisors and community-based organizations to expand access to affordable credit for multicultural families. Prior to joining the ODI, Brown spent 15 years in Fannie Mae’s Housing and Community Development and Single Family Mortgage Business.

Brown holds a master’s degree from The John Hopkins University, completed the Diversity Management Program at Cornell’s ILR School, and is certified in Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment as well as Instructional Design. 

She is a member of the American Association of Access, Equity, and Diversity; Women in Housing and Finance; The Conference Board Diversity Leadership Council; and the Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Brown also sits on the Housing Advisory Board of HomeFree USA.

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