Mortgage industry veteran Charmaine Brown is the new director of diversity and inclusion for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Brown has an extensive background in business development, corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and community relations. Most recently, she served as chief equity officer for Charles County, Maryland, where she was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the strategic framework for the county’s D&I programs.
Prior to that post, Brown worked in various roles at Fannie Mae for over 20 years. Her most recent position was as diversity director in Fannie Mae’s office of diversity and inclusion, where she was responsible for creating training and development programs and promoting inclusionary, corporate-wide engagement. Brown’s successful leadership in this role included developing a D&I action plan, creating unconscious bias workshops for customers, and diversity recruitment.
In this new role with the MBA, Brown will be responsible for developing, promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion programs for the real estate finance industry.