2022 Rising Star: Angie Wilen


As the senior director of single-family for Freddie Mac’s equitable housing team, Angie Wilen combines experience in organizational effectiveness, business transformation, innovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion to drive the team’s culture and change management. She is a leader and change agent who strengthens the equitable housing team’s ability to drive its mission forward to address the complexities of racial and ethnic disparities within the current housing construct. She also is a positive role model who engages with a wide spectrum of colleagues to ensure inclusivity and partnership to help drive positive change.

Wilen is a recipient of the CEO Award, Freddie Mac’s highest employee honor. She is admired and respected for challenging current paradigms and uncovering new and different ways to optimize people, processes and technology. 

In her tenure at Freddie Mac, Wilen has led the implementation of a new performance management practice that empowers teams to make decisions and move work forward, initiated the update of Freddie Mac’s Seller-Service Guide to include a nondiscrimination clause and led a first-of-its-kind Freddie Mac study on LGBT housing insights, among other notable achievements. 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Be a part of the solution, not the problem. If you see something that’s not working, speak up, share ideas, find agreement and then take action.


Angie Wilen




Senior Director, Single-Family Equitable Housing

Company Name:

Freddie Mac

3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

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