Sandra Thompson was appointed to the WSSC Board of Commissioners in September 2019. She is a senior executive in the federal government who has successfully implemented strategic change. Thompson is a technical expert on issues related to mortgage finance, financial institution supervision, risk assessment and mitigation, regulatory policy development, problem institution rehabilitation and the orderly resolution of failed firms.
Thompson currently serves at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as the Deputy Director, Housing Mission and Goals where she is responsible for oversight of the mission and affordable housing activities of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.
Prior to joining FHFA, Thompson worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where she held various positions over 23 years, most recently as Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision. During her time at FDIC, Thompson led the agency’s examination and enforcement program for risk management and consumer protection at the height of the financial crisis. She directed over 3,000 employees located throughout the United States and managed an operating annual budget of over $500 million. She has testified several times before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee on mortgage finance, risk management, consumer protection and other policy matters.
Thompson also served as Director of Securitization for the Resolution Trust Corporation. Prior to entering the federal government, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sandra Thompson is a 23 year resident of Prince George’s County and has two adult sons – Jarrett and Aaron Nobles.