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WHF Public Policy Luncheon with Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Dr. Mark Calabria
Latham & Watkins
555 Eleventh Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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WHF Public Policy Luncheon with Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Dr. Mark Calabria








Director Calabria will address WHF members to talk about FHFA’s regulatory priorities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the GSEs”) and for the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks.  Director Calabria will also talk about his objectives and plans for the GSEs to exit conservatorship, consistent with the Housing Finance Reform Plan outlined by the U.S. Departments of Treasury

Date: January 8, 2020   
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Location: Latham & Watkins, 555 11th Street NW, Ste. 1000, Washington DC 
Metro:  Accessible via the Metro Center stop

Retired/Student/Associate Member: $25.00
Government/Academic/Public Sector Member: $35.00
Private Sector Member: $40.00
$10 off the lunch if you renew/join WHF membership. Please contact 703.683.4742 



Dr. Calabria, nominated by President Trump in January 2019, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in as Director of FHFA in April 2019.
Prior to joining FHFA, Dr. Calabria was Chief Economist for Vice President Mike Pence, handling all economic policy issues with a focus on taxes, trade, manufacturing, financial services, and labor and housing. Immediately prior to his service with Vice President Pence, he spent eight years as Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the Cato Institute, where he helped to establish Cato's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.

Dr. Calabria also previously served as a senior aide on the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to both Chairman Phil Gramm and Chairman Richard Shelby. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has held a variety of positions at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of Realtors. He has been a Research Associate at the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies. He holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University.

During his Senate service, Dr. Calabria drafted significant portions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which created a new regulatory framework for the housing government sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. He was the primary drafter of the Shelby‐Dodd Flood Insurance Reform bill, which formed the basis for the Biggert‐Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.