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Kathleen Zadareky, FHA’s head of single-family housing, leaving for SunTrust

Will lead investor and regulatory strategy for SunTrust Mortgage

Kathleen Zadareky, who currently serves as the deputy assistant secretary for single-family housing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will soon leave that position and join the private sectorwith SunTrust Mortgage.

In her role at HUD, Zadareky oversaw all aspects of the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family housing operation, including origination, servicing, property disposition and program compliance.

At SunTrust, Zadareky (pictured below) will lead investor and regulatory strategy, and oversee product development, affordable and inclusive lending, exam management, investor and regulatory relations.

Prior to joining HUD in 2012, Zadareky served as section chief of investigations for consumer response at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Earlier in her career, Zadareky spent 14 years at Freddie Mac in various roles, including quality control vice president / division administration vice president, according to her LinkedIn page.

Kathleen Zadareky

Zadareky’s takes over at SunTrust on May 31.

“Kathleen Zadareky is an outstanding leader with deep and multi-faceted experience in the public and private sectors of the housing industry,” said SunTrust Mortgage’s president and chief executive officer, Dorinda Smith.

“She has a demonstrated ability to develop and influence adoption of solutions to help meet the nation's need for affordable housing,” Smith continued.

“She's experienced in overseeing and optimizing risk management and core business processes including strategic planning, credit policy, servicing and change management, compliance and quality control,” Smith concluded. “She will help us advance the SunTrust purpose of helping clients build financial confidence through home ownership.”

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