Meet the Acting Director

       Edward DeMarco
Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

DeMarco Photograph          On August 25, 2009, President Obama designated Edward J. DeMarco the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks effective September 1, 2009. Previously Mr. DeMarco served as FHFA’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Deputy Director for Housing Mission and Goals since FHFA’s inception in 2008. A career civil servant, Mr. DeMarco joined the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), a predecessor agency to FHFA, in October 2006 as its Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director. He came to OFHEO from the Social Security Administration (SSA) where, as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy, he led SSA’s policy, research, and statistics functions. Before joining SSA in 2003, Mr. DeMarco was Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he oversaw analyses of public policy issues involving government sponsored enterprises and other financial institutions. Prior to his ten-year tenure at the Treasury Department, he worked at the U.S. General Accounting Office for seven years. Mr. DeMarco received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.