F1Donna Corley is one of the most influential women at mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

Motivated by innovation and how she can bring a fresh perspective to managing risk, she leads a team of approximately 475 employees responsible for analyzing and managing the risks that impact Freddie Mac’s single-family business of financing more than 1.5 million homes annually. Corley establishes credit policy that fosters access to credit in responsible ways, manages the credit performance for single-family mortgages and oversees counterparty credit, fraud risk and vendor risk. Previously, she led Freddie Mac’s credit pricing, risk transfer and securitization team. She designed pricing strategies for single-family mortgages so that prices accurately reflected risk profiles, oversaw the development of innovative structures to sell credit risk and managed the issuance, sale and distribution of Freddie Mac’s single- and multi-class securities. Her team was awarded Euromoney’s Global Structured Deal of the Year award and The Banker’s Deal of the Year for the Americas for their first structured agency credit risk transaction. Corley began her Freddie Mac career as a research analyst and held various portfolio manager positions within the investment and capital markets division for ten years.