Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt has announced the appointment of Nina Nichols as Deputy Director of the FHFA Division of Enterprise Regulation. Nichols will oversee FHFA’s regulation and supervision of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Nichols joined the FHFA in March 2012 as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Division of Enterprise Regulation. From January 2013 to the present, she has been the Deputy Director of the Division of Supervision Policy and Support and since has also served as Acting Deputy Director of the Division of Enterprise Regulation. Prior to joining FHFA, Nichols was a senior vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Company from 1999 to 2010, Nichols held various positions in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Nichols has also served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and has been in private practice as an attorney. She holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard Law School.
“Since her arrival, Nina has made important contributions to FHFA, and she will continue to provide outstanding service to the Agency in her new role,” said Watt. “Effective regulation and supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a top priority for FHFA and the Agency will benefit from her leadership and experience.”