2023 Woman of Influence: Laura Lee


Laura Lee is senior vice president and the general auditor of Freddie Mac, directing the internal audit division which is responsible to provide better assurance and reduce its footprint by focusing on the value and impact to the enterprise. She and her team make homeownership possible by evaluating the safety and soundness of the company. They make affordable housing a reality for more people. As a leader, she embraces a culture of trust, which enables courageous conversations, allows the team to learn from failures, encourages collaboration and promotes creativity. Her work is an essential part of our corporate focus on risk management, which is central to fulfilling our mission.

This year, Lee is directing an enterprise risk assessment methodology revision to support critical thinking, curiosity, efficiency and risk management through collaboration across the company. She encourages her division to focus their thinking on the company’s highest risks and align with corporate priorities. She is investing in expanding automation to streamline administrative processes and provide continuous assurance while continuing to strengthen the leadership skills of all employees.


Laura Lee


Senior Vice President and General Auditor

Company Name:

Freddie Mac



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