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Fannie Mae Promotes Forlines to CRO

Fannie Mae recently announced the promotion of John Forlines to SVP and Chief Risk Officer, effective immediately.

Forlines will report to the CEO and manage Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He has been interim CRO since March 2018.

“Today’s promotion reflects my confidence and the confidence of our Board that John is the right person to continue to strengthen Enterprise Risk Management and to lead its drive to become a world-class risk organization,” said Fannie Mae’s CEO Timothy J. Mayopoulos.

Forlines’ experience at Fannie Mae spans over 30 years. Before assuming the role of Deputy Chief Risk Officer in December 2015, he served as Fannie Mae’s SVPt and Chief Audit Executive, and SVP and Chief Credit Officer for the company’s Single-Family division.

Forlines is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Risk Management Association and Global Association of Risk Professionals.

He has a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in human resources management from the University of Dallas. He has also completed the Chief Risk Officer Certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University.

About Author: Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa , widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel.Williams@theMReport.com.
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