FHFA announces three key appointments

Trio bring a wealth of financial regulator experience to their roles

FHFA announces three key appointments

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has added three new members to its executive staff, appointing Naa Awaa Tagoe as deputy director for the Division of Housing Mission and Goals (DHMG), Joshua Stallings as deputy director for the Division of Bank Regulation (DBR), and Chris Dickerson as senior advisor to the director.

“Naa Awaa, Joshua, and Chris bring a wealth of financial regulator experience to the table, and their demonstrated leadership abilities ensure a high level of expertise and commitment to supporting FHFA’s important mission,”​ said FHFA director Sandra Thompson.

Tagoe joined FHFA’s predecessor agency - the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) - in 2003 and has been acting deputy director of DHMG since June 2021. Before that, she was principal associate director in the Office of Capital Policy within the division. Prior to OFHEO, Tagoe held positions with Bear Stearns and Houlihan Lokey.

“As DHMG’s acting deputy director, Naa Awaa’s decision-making and policy judgment has exemplified the notion that safety and soundness and equitable access to credit are complementary concepts rather than being mutually exclusive,” Thompson commented.

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Meanwhile, Stallings currently serves as examiner-in-charge of the Office of Fannie Mae Examinations within the Division of Enterprise Regulation (DER). He will assume his new role as deputy director of DBR on August 15. Previously, he served as the examiner-in-charge of the Office of Freddie Mac Examinations and the Boston and Cincinnati FHLBanks.

​Dickerson was the first deputy director of DER. Since its founding in 2008, he has served in various leadership positions, including examiner-in-charge of Freddie Mac and special supervision advisor in DER. Before FHFA, Dickerson worked as the director of supervision and chief compliance examiner of OFHEO for 11 years.

“Through his previous roles as examiner-in-charge for the Boston and Cincinnati Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) as well as for both enterprises, I know Joshua has an unwavering commitment to FHFA’s mission and will ensure the safe and sound operation of the FHLBanks and Office of Finance,” said Thompson. “Chris has provided me with extensive subject matter expertise and institutional knowledge.”