Susan R. McFarland is Fannie Mae's Senior Advisor, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this position, Ms. McFarland was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. McFarland has more than 25 years of experience in consumer and retail financial services. She joined Fannie Mae in July 2011 bringing with her a strong background in accounting, controls, operating finance, and IT financial systems.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Ms. McFarland was with Capital One Financial Corporation since 2002 where she led a 500-person team responsible for accounting, tax, procurement, and planning and helped transform a mono-line credit card company into a diversified financial services corporation. Ms. McFarland also served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President and Corporate Controller – Capital One Financial Corporation; Chief Financial Officer – Capital One Bank; and Chief Financial Officer – Infrastructure Finance.
Before joining Capital One, Ms. McFarland was with Bank One Corporation for more than 15 years serving as CFO for a variety of groups and divisions, including the retail bank. During her tenure at Bank One, she was instrumental in developing and implementing profit and loss statements for 1,800 banking centers including Web-based reporting and information tools. She began her career as a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
Ms. McFarland has a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Stanford University executive program.