Jeffery R. Hayward

EVP and Chief Administrative Officer at Fannie Mae

Jeffery R. Hayward is Fannie Mae's Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to the President. Mr. Hayward is responsible for all of the company's mission-critical work on affordable housing and Environmental, Social, and Governance, and leads the Human Resources, Enterprise Workplace, and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion functions. He has held this position since August 2020. From 2012 to 2020, Mr. Hayward was Fannie Mae's Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily. He was responsible for all of the company's Multifamily business functions. Fannie Mae's Multifamily Division is the leading source of financing and securitization for quality rental housing in the United States, in every market, for every income level, every day. Previously, Mr. Hayward was Senior Vice President – National Servicing Organization. He was responsible for the company's relationships with mortgage servicers with a focus on curtailing credit losses. Mr. Hayward also led Fannie Mae's Community Lending organization and was responsible for five business areas providing debt and equity financing to help increase and preserve the nation's supply of affordable rental and for-sale housing. In this role, he managed the company's overall relationship with the Housing Finance Agencies and worked closely with the National Council of State Housing Agencies and its members. Additionally, he led this organization's efforts to create housing for the homeless, invest in rural and Native American communities, and rebuild along the Gulf Coast. Since joining Fannie Mae in 1987, Mr. Hayward has served in a variety of other roles, including as Vice President – Single-Family Risk Management; Vice President – Single-Family Operations; Vice President – Single-Family Mortgage Business; and Senior Vice President – Single-Family National Business Center. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hayward was Vice President – Production at Star States Mortgage Corporation and Assistant Vice President – Residential Lending at Germantown Savings Bank. Mr. Hayward has a bachelor of science in business management from Widener University.


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