Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Federal Housing Finance Agency
In January 2014, Mel Watt was sworn into a five-year term as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Prior to his appointment, Watt represented the 12th district of North Carolina in Congress, where he served on the House Financial Services Committee as part of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises and the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. He also served on the House Judiciary Committee, where he was ranking member of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet. He was also chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus from 2005 to 2006.