Cyndi Danko is a recognized change agent whose leadership has enabled Fannie Mae to drive the market forward and deliver transformational products and solutions for customers.

F2Her work within the digital products organization has been critical to the success of numerous major digital products, including ones that are now industry standard tools like Desktop Underwriter and the Day 1 Certainty program. Because of her strong leadership and close connection to risk teams, Danko was asked to take on the head of single-family policy role, enabling her to influence change at the beginning of the credit process and through the lens of our risk management activities. As product owner for DU, she has continued to lead the vision for the platform as the primary way Fannie Mae distributes credit risk-management applications. These include the groundbreaking Day 1 Certainty Program and appraisal waiver offerings – all while ensuring that customers can receive product, policy, risk and eligibility criteria at any time.

“Change doesn’t happen overnight. You have to keep at it, not be afraid to try new things, and when they don’t work, learn and move on.”