David C. Benson is Fannie Mae’s President reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the strategic plan for the organization, focused on driving innovation and organizational performance in support of our mission to provide liquidity and promote affordability and access to the U.S. housing finance system. Mr. Benson leads the Single-Family and Multifamily businesses, covering all segments of the business including customer engagement, capital markets, pricing, underwriting, and credit portfolio management. Mr. Benson is also responsible for corporate functions, including information technology, business operations, finance, strategy, human resources, communications, marketing, and economic research. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Common Securitization Solutions, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac joint venture.
Prior to becoming Fannie Mae’s President, Mr. Benson was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role he was responsible for all of Fannie Mae’s financial management functions as well as corporate strategy, economic research, and enterprise innovation. Previously, Mr. Benson served as Executive Vice President – Capital Markets, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 2002, Mr. Benson was a Managing Director in the Fixed-Income Division of Merrill Lynch & Co. During his 14-year tenure he held leadership positions in risk management, fixed-income and currency trading, debt syndication, and e-commerce based in New York and London.
Mr. Benson earned his M.B.A from Stanford Business School, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his B.S. in Psychobiology, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.