Fannie Mae Promotes Finance Leaders Chryssa Halley and Jim Holmberg


Fannie Mae has picked Chryssa C. Halley as executive vice president and CFO. In this role, Halley reports to Fannie Mae’s president and is responsible for Fannie Mae’s financial management and economic and strategic research functions.

As a result, David C. Benson, Fannie Mae’s president, has discontinued serving as Fannie Mae’s interim CFO.

The company also announced that Jim L. Holmberg has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. He will be the company’s principal accounting officer.

“Chryssa is an inspirational leader with deep knowledge of Fannie Mae’s finance operations gained over many years,” says Hugh R. Frater, CEO of Fannie Mae. “She embodies our core values of listening, leading, strengthening, and brings a mission-first mindset to the CFO role as we work to become a leading ESG company. I also want to congratulate Jim on his promotion and thank Dave for his steadfast guidance as interim CFO during the extensive CFO search process.”

Halley previously served as Fannie Mae’s senior vice president and controller. Since joining Fannie Mae in 2006, she has held a variety of positions including senior vice president and deputy controller; vice president and assistant controller for capital markets and operations; vice president for tax, debt and derivatives, and securities accounting; and vice president for corporate tax.

“Beyond her impressive credentials, Chryssa is the right person to lead our Finance team as we move into our mission-focused future,” states David C. Benson, president of Fannie Mae. “With nearly three decades of combined experience at Fannie Mae, Chryssa and Jim’s respective promotions demonstrate the breadth and depth of talent on our Finance leadership team as we work to ensure the continued safety and soundness of the housing finance system.”

Holmberg joined Fannie Mae in 2009 and has held a number of roles, including vice president of finance accounting and acting vice president for securities accounting.

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