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Freddie Mac Appoints Jacqueline Welch as CDO and HRDI Head

Jacqueline WelchMcLean, Virginia headquartered, Freddie Mac, has appointed Jacqueline M. Welch as head of the Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion (HRDI) division and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). In her expanded role as SVP of HRDI and CDO, Welch will be a member of the company's senior operating committee and will report directly to Freddie Mac CEO Donald H. Layton.

“We’re very excited to have Jacqui succeed to the leadership of our HRDI division and serve as our CDO. She is the right person at the right time to help Freddie Mac improve the quality and diversity of our workforce and the culture in which we operate,” ,” said Layton.

Welch, who joined Freddie Mac in December 2016, brings more than 20 years of experience in HR strategy and execution. In her prior role she served as SVP of international human resources for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta.
As head of HR, Welch will be responsible for all HR functions, including performance management, compensation, and learning and development. In her role as chief diversity officer, Welch will lead Freddie Mac's diversity and inclusion strategy for its workforce and supplier diversity programs, as well as across business activities.

“It’s vitally important that we enable our diverse perspectives to drive the execution of the company's top goals of building a better company and a better housing finance system. I'm excited by the work that Freddie Mac has already done to foster an organizational culture that competes and wins, and I'm ready to push that strategy forward,” said Welch.

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