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Diane Nordin Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

November 14, 2013

Callie Dosberg


WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Diane C. Nordin to the company’s Board.  Ms. Nordin, a seasoned asset management executive, will complement other members’ areas of expertise and strengthen the Board’s governance of Fannie Mae as the company works to create a safer, more transparent, and sustainable housing finance system. 

“Ms. Nordin brings to the Board a deep and broad understanding of the global markets and excellent fixed income investment experience,” said Philip A. Laskawy, Chairman of the Board.  “Her experience coupled with her pragmatic approach will be valuable as we continue to strengthen the company and improve the housing finance system.”

Ms. Nordin, 55, most recently spent a year as a Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.  Prior to this, she spent twenty years at Wellington Management Company, LLP, a private asset management company, where she served as a partner from 1995 to 2011.  She served in many global leadership roles at Wellington, most notably as head of Fixed Income, Vice Chair of the Compensation Committee and Audit Chair of the Wellington Management Trust Company.  Previous positions at Wellington include Director, Global Relationship Management and Director, Fixed Income Product Management. 

Ms. Nordin graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a concentration in biology.  She was also a participant in the Harvard Business School Leading Professional Service Firms program.

Ms. Nordin currently serves as a Trustee of Wheaton College, where she is an Audit Committee member and Chair of the Investment Committee.  She is also a Board member of the Vineyard Nursing Association of Martha's Vineyard, a Director of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a Foundation Board Member of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Fannie Mae enables people to buy, refinance, or rent a home.

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