Celeste Mellet Brown is Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Brown is responsible for Fannie Mae’s financial management functions, including controllers, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and asset/liability management. She leads corporate strategy involving strategic planning and economic research. She also manages relationships with external stakeholders such as government and regulatory entities, analysts, banks, and the fixed-income and mortgage industries.
Most recently, Ms. Brown served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, responsible for leading and implementing key strategies for the company’s financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, procurement, and loss forecasting and allowance. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in May 2017, she spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, where she last served as Global Treasurer. She was also the Head of Investor, Creditor, and Counterparty Relations; prior, as an Equity Research Analyst, she covered media, gaming and lodging, and financial. Additionally, she served on the Management Committee, Firm Risk Committee, and Asset Liability Committee. Ms. Brown began her career as an investment banker at BT Alex Brown.
Ms. Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.