2021 HW Woman of Influence: Lindsey Johnson


As an experienced executive leader with a background in both business and policy, Lindsey Johnson is focused on U.S. Mortgage Insurers’ (USMI) work with member companies to ensure that borrowers continue to have access to competitive low down payment lending in the conventional market and that the GSEs and taxpayers continue to be protected by private capital. Johnson started as the first President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers, ensuring that the private MI industry has a voice in Washington, D.C.

In 2020, Johnson helped to guide the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She worked closely between USMI member companies and with the regulatory agencies coordinating responses so that the MI industry could update their guides and processes to align with the GSEs’ policies to implement nationwide forbearance programs. Additionally, Johnson continues to help drive the conversation about what it means to be “home-ready” for borrowers and has led a multiyear education and communication campaign aimed at enabling borrowers to have the necessary information for purchasing a home. Johnson’s commitment to addressing the affordable housing challenges in the country includes her work through USMI, her work as a director on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia and her work on the Advisory Council for the National Housing Conference, among other leadership positions.


Lindsey Johnson



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