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FHFA Announces New COO


Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Kate Fulton will join FHFA as Chief Operating Officer on May 26, 2020.

Fulton comes to FHFA from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where she currently serves as COO under Director Kathy Kraninger. She brings extensive experience in federal agency operations, including personnel law, administrative operations, information technology, and financial management. Over her seven years at CFPB, she has held progressively more responsible management roles, from Senior Advisor in the Division of Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending to Deputy Chief of Staff under Director Richard Cordray and Acting Director Mick Mulvaney.

Prior to joining the Bureau, Fulton worked at the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and at a law firm representing federal employees. Fulton holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two children.

FHFA's acting Chief Operating Officer, Lawrence Stauffer, will help with the transition and continue to serve FHFA in his previous role as a Special Advisor in the Division of Resolutions.​



The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $6.3 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions. Additional information is available at www.FHFA.gov, on Twitter, @FHFA, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media:  Raffi Williams Raffi.Williams@FHFA.gov

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