Mortgage giant Fannie Mae promotes comptroller to chief financial officer


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Chryssa Halley’s appointment as Fannie Mae’s chief financial officer came into effect on Monday, the government-sponsored company said in a press release.


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Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored company that guarantees mortgage loans, has promoted Chryssa Halley from controller to chief financial officer.

Ms Halley’s appointment took effect Monday, Fannie Mae said in a press release on Wednesday. She joined the government-sponsored company in 2006 and has held a number of management positions there since.

Ms Halley succeeds Celeste Brown, who left in May after about three years as CFO of Fannie Mae to become CFO of New York-based financial firm Evercore Inc. David Benson, chairman of Fannie Mae, served as chief financial officer of New York-based financial firm Evercore Inc. Acting CFO position prior to Ms. Halley’s appointment.

“Chryssa is an inspiring leader with extensive knowledge of Fannie Mae’s financial operations gained over many years,” said Hugh Frater, Managing Director of Fannie Mae, in a press release.

Fannie Mae declined to make Ms Halley available for an interview.

Jim Holmberg succeeded Ms Halley as Controller. He joined Fannie Mae in 2009 and served as Vice President of Financial Accounting.

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