The Collingwood Group, a business advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that veteran housing finance policy expert Bonnie McCloskey has joined the company as VP.
McCloskey comes to Collingwood from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), where she worked as a senior policy analyst. She is Collingwood's second recent addition from FHFA, joining months after Meg Burns, former senior associate director for the agency.
In her role at FHFA, McCloskey was responsible for providing oversight and guidance to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on a variety of single-family policy and technology issues. Her work focused on creating new standards for industry information and systems utilization.
Before that, she spent more than two decades at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), serving in a number of positions within the Office of Single-Family Housing. In her time at FHA, McCloskey managed all of the agency's key technology tools, including FHA Connection, the Single-Family Data Warehouse, and the Neighborhood Watch system.
In her new role, McCloskey will support Collingwood's Risk Management and Compliance and Business Advisory practices.
"After 27 years in the federal government I am excited to bring my experience to the private sector," McCloskey said. "I look forward to helping Collingwood's clients navigate today's challenging regulatory landscape."
"Bonnie's experience at FHA and FHFA make her the ideal addition to the Collingwood team," said Collingwood Vice-Chairman Brian Montgomery. "Her work spanned all aspects of the FHA business. Her expertise will be invaluable to Collingwood's clients as they strive to be compliant with a myriad of regulations while also exploring new opportunities."