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2017 Member News

An Evening with Experts: WHF Mentorship Subcommittee Hosts an Evening wtih Accomplished Professionals in the Financial Services Industry

On Wednesday, January 25th, the Women in Housing and Finance Mentorship Subcommittee hosted "A WHF Evening Reception: There's More to Law than Lawyering in the Financial Services Industry." The evening included a panel of accomplished professionals in the financial services who each spoke about their experience entering the financial services industry, overcoming challenges and the role WHF has played in their careers. Read more about the event here.

2016 Member News 

Former WHF President Carol Van Cleef shares her predictions about the future of regulation and technology. Click here for the full interview. 

Former WHF President Sandra TroutmanMERSCORP Holdings, was named one of MReport Magazine's "Leading Ladies" in housing. Sandra's profile appears on page 35 of the September issue, available here.

WHF Member Janis Smith, MERSCORP Holdings, was recognized as one of HousingWire's 2016 Women of Influence. Read more about Janis' accomplishments here. 

Lindsey Johnson, WHF Board Member, recently participated on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference. The panel discussed How to Restart the Private Market for Mortgage Credit. View video of the full panel discussion here

2015 Member News

Mary Mitchell Dunn, WHF member and Regulatory Advocacy Specialist for the Credit Union National Association, was recently interviewed for Huffington Post Business. Read the full interview here

2014 Member News

WHF President Anastasia Stull appointed as NewOak Managing Director of Credit Services. Read the full release here.

Jo Ann Barefoot is quoted in a Washington Post blog article "A watchdog grows up: The inside story of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau." Read the full article here.

2013 Member News

Marti Tirrinanzi speaks at Foundation Partner AACH's event for Adopt-A-Familty clients.

When the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH), approached the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation for assistance in finding a speaker on money management basics for its Adopt-A-Family clients, the Foundation reached out to its membership seeking volunteers. Enter Marti Tirrinanzi, a long-time WHF member and president and CEO of the financial research firm Financial Standards. 

Melinda West was named the new Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Resource Management.


Mindy currently serves as Assistant Director of Operations. In this capacity, she has overseen and provided leadership to a number of high profile projects, including the Division's Diversity and Inclusion Plan, the FDIC's Community Bank Initiative, and the recent efforts to update training materials through the Directors' Colleges. Mindy began her thirty plus year FDIC career as an Assistant Examiner in the Harrisburg, PA Field Office. After receiving her commission, she moved to Washington, D.C., and served as Course Administrator in the Training Center. She has held several positions in Washington D.C., including FFIEC Program Administrator, Acting Associate Director for Strategic Planning, Budget and Reporting, Acting Associate Director for the Policy and Program Development Section, Special Advisor to the Chairman's Office for the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, and Chief of the Policy and Program Development Section. She also served on a one-year detail assignment to the Banque of France. Mindy is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds an MBA from George Washington University. (4/4/13)

2009 Member News

Clare Rowley was awarded the Call to Service Medal for her mortgage modification efforts. (12/31/09)

Faith Schwartz, Executive Director, HOPE NOW Alliance and WHF President, was interviewed on C-SPAN regarding the foreclosure crisis and how HOPE NOW is helping homeowners modify their mortgages and stay in their homes. 

Alesia Black will be moving to FDIC's HQ offices in Arlington VA from the Atlanta Regional Office. (7/24/09)

Catherine Galicia, WHF Board member, has joined the Senate Banking Committee. (7/24/09)

Kathy Murphy was named Chief Accountant for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Click here for the press release.  (7/13/09)

Ellen Lazar was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Chairman for Consumer Policy for the FDIC. (6/22/09)

Deborah Matz, WHF Foundation Board member (2008-2009), was nominated by President Obama to be next chairwoman of National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). (5/27/09)

Martha Ellett will be joining the FDIC's Legal Division (Leg./Consumer). (5/26/09)

Andrew Sandler formed BuckleySandler and assumed the role of CEO of Corporate Risk Advisors. (3/20/09)

Mary Frances Monroe, WHF Board member, has joined the American Bankers Association.

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