John Forlines is Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Forlines is responsible for aggregate credit risk management, including setting corporate level credit policies, limits, and delegations. His leadership of credit risk management for the enterprise includes Single-Family, Multifamily, and Counterparty.
Before assuming his current position in December 2015, Forlines was Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, with responsibility for all internal audit activities throughout the company, including internal controls and operational processes. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Single-Family, with responsibility for credit policy, underwriting and eligibility standards, quality control, lender approval, and lender selling guide compliance. Earlier, Forlines served in several leadership positions in Single-Family. He started his Fannie Mae career in Internal Audit in 1987.
Forlines is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Forlines has a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in human resources management from the University of Dallas.