EVP and chief risk officer

As chief risk officer at Fannie Mae, Kimberly Johnson oversees the company’s governance and strategy for global risks, which includes ensuring compliance, implementing measures and fostering a culture of responsible risk management for the $3.2 trillion company. In her decade-long career at Fannie Mae, Johnson has led various units, including capital markets and credit risk, before becoming deputy chief risk officer in 2013. Over the course of her career, she has worked to change the underrepresentation of women and minorities in science, math and technology fields by calling attention to career paths seldom chosen by those demographics. In 2016, the National Association for Female Executives awarded Johnson its Women of Excellence Award for her service to the community, particularly in promoting the presence of women and minorities in science and technology fields and ensuring diversity within Fannie Mae.

Highly active in her community, Johnson served for eight years on the board of the Washington, DC, affiliate of Communities in Schools to help combat the city’s high dropout rate, and she mentors women and minorities through local programs. She is also the executive sponsor of Fannie Mae’s African-American and women’s employee resource groups, and is a member of and speaker for the Enterprise Leadership Council.