Sharifa A. Anderson
Sharifa A. Anderson is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer. She reports to the President and serves as a member of the management committee. Ms. Anderson is responsible for leading Fannie Mae’s ongoing efforts to create measurable, positive diversity and inclusion outcomes across the enterprise and with Fannie Mae’s suppliers, business partners, and the people and communities it serves. In her role, she leads a function that works collaboratively across the company to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, supports Board oversight of strategic priorities and manages related regulatory and compliance matters.
Most recently, Ms. Anderson was Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. Prior to that role, she held other leadership and legal positions at FHLBank Pittsburgh focused on driving diversity, equity and inclusion and supporting housing finance and community investment.
Previously, Ms. Anderson held legal positions at Relman Colfax in Fair Lending Counseling and Compliance, Ballard Spahr in Public Finance and Housing, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Office of General Counsel’s Finance Division. Earlier in her career, she worked at Fannie Mae as a Senior Business Manager, responsible for a variety of affordable housing and community development initiatives. She is active with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, where she has served on the Board of Directors and the association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group.
Ms. Anderson has a juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a master of arts in public policy from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor of arts in economics and law and society from Hood College.
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