Former Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Ed DeMarco joins the Financial Services Roundtable leadership team as FSR’s Housing Policy Council president, effective June 1. 

DeMarco has a long and extensive history in the housing market, which even landed him as HousingWire Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his efforts impacting housing policy and the industry landscape.

Most recently, DeMarco was at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets where he has been a Senior Fellow in Residence since 2014. During his time at the Milken Institute, DeMarco actively engaged in a variety of housing policy issues. 

And from 2009 to 2014, DeMarco served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency until current Director Mel Watt was sworn in on Jan. 6, 2014, to a five-year term. 

“FSR is proud to welcome Ed DeMarco to lead our Housing Policy Council at a critical time for housing issues in Washington,” said FSR CEO Tim Pawlenty.

“Ed is a deeply knowledgeable and passionate policy expert who understands how government and industry can better work together to drive economic growth while protecting taxpayers and consumers,” said DeMarco. “We look forward to Ed’s leadership and thank Secretary John Dalton for his twelve years of service driving HPC forward and working tirelessly on behalf of our members.”