Awards & Achievements

Awards & Achievements

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We are glad that respected organizations are recognizing the work we are doing to improve our business. Recent awards reflect our achievements and work to continuously improve the housing finance industry.

Our employees work tirelessly to ensure access to affordable financing opportunities for homeowners, homebuyers, and renters – at all times and in all markets. Our teams have been recognized for leadership in workplace diversity, energy efficiency, technology, and more. We are making a difference, thanks to the commitment of our great people.

Here are a few examples:

  • We focus on a diverse workforce as a critical component of our success. “At Fannie Mae, we know diversity and inclusion is not an obligation, it’s an opportunity,” says Tujuanna Williams, vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. Today, Fannie Mae is one of the most diverse companies in the financial services industry. Our goal is to continue to have a company where employees can do their best work, be their best selves, and experience continuous growth.
  • We are working smarter, says Gunther Schultz, Fannie Mae’s vice president – securities administration and disclosure operations. “In 2015, we decided to invest in our technological operations to examine the costs and connections between hundreds of applications.” For our customers, improving our technical infrastructure will make it easier and more efficient to do business with us.
  • As the leading provider of financing for multifamily properties in the United States, we want to lead the way in environmentally sustainable, affordable housing. “When property owners and builders reduce the energy and water consumed by homes, it positively impacts millions of lives each day,” says Chrissa Pagitsas, director of Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green Initiative.

Learn more about our most recent awards and achievements:

2016 NAFE Women of Excellence
National Association for Female Executives – October 2016
The annual NAFE Women of Excellence Awards honor the achievements of outstanding women committed to serving and enriching their workplaces, their communities and the world. The Community Service award was given to a Fannie Mae executive who is changing the face of neighborhoods through initiatives to provide services that help other women and girls succeed.

Outlook Award
National Association for Business Economics – September 2016
This award acknowledges our chief economist and his team for the accuracy of their macroeconomic forecasts. Fannie Mae is the first recipient in the award's history to receive the honor for two consecutive years.

2016 Young Leaders
Affordable Housing Finance – September 2016
The news organization celebrates ‘Young Leaders’ that play vital roles in the creation and preservation of affordable housing. A Fannie Mae director was recognized for her help to provide financing and her role in leading the development of new products that draw liquidity to affordable rental housing.

Los Angeles Power Women
BisNow – September 2016
The list highlights prominent real estate finance professionals and names our vice president of multifamily customer engagement for her efforts to draw more investment to workforce housing in California.

Women in Housing
MReport  – September 2016
MReport acknowledged the achievements of eleven Fannie Mae executives for their work in housing finance. The publication named our chief risk officer a "Power Player" for her role in developing a global risk strategy to enable Fannie Mae to remain a source of stable housing finance. The publication also acknowledged ten women as “Leading Ladies” who have dedicated their careers to bettering the future of the mortgage and housing industries.

50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance
Commercial Observer – March 2016
Commercial Observer named our executive vice president and our chief operations officer of multifamily as two of the industry’s most important figures in 2015. The publication applauded Fannie Mae’s exemplary 2015 and continued commitment to affordable multifamily housing in the U.S.

2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards Campaign – February 2016
The nonprofit’s mission is to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. The campaign named us one of the organizations that values board diversity —36 percent of our board members are women.

Top Corporation for LGBT Economic Empowerment
Affinity Inc Magazine – December 2015
The magazine works to foster the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender businesses and employees in corporate America. We are one of the 100 companies Affinity Inc honored for helping to encourage economic stability and fair treatment of LGBT employees, suppliers, and partners.

IT Services Transformation Award
Technology Business Council – October 2015
The Technology Business Council – an organization that analyzes how technology drives transformation – noted our achievements. To build a more cost-effective and efficient organization, we adopted technology solutions that have streamlined hundreds of applications and operations.

Best Company – Diversity and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion
Black Enterprise – September 2015
The publication provides business, investing, and wealth-building resources for African Americans. Black Enterprise also evaluates the commitment of nearly 1,000 companies to diversifying their employee base, senior management, supplier diversity, and board of directors. We ranked among the top 40 companies for African Americans and top 20 for best practices in diversity and inclusion.

ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award
U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – April 2015
The EPA acknowledged our dedication to providing affordable, environmentally sustainable rental housing. We are the largest provider of financing for multifamily properties and deliver resources to help build homes that use less energy, offer lower utility costs to renters, and minimize our carbon footprint.

50 Out Front Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work
Diversity MBA Magazine – July 2015
Diversity MBA sets benchmarks for Fortune 1000 companies in the diversity arena. Out of 700 companies surveyed, we ranked among the top 50 corporations for woman of color in mid-level management.

America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2015 – February 2015
We believe diversity is critical to our success in a global, multi-cultural business market. Diversity Business, a subject matter expert in this arena, recognized us for hiring and partnering with a multiplicity of vendors and suppliers.

2015 Employer of Choice – Mid-Atlantic Region
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) – January 2015
The MCCA advocates for the inclusion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and firms. We are glad it named us the top employer for minorities in the legal field.

100 Percent Rating on the Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – 2015
The HRC is the largest organization working to gain equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It developed the Corporate Equality Index as a benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices. Through our programs – which include same-sex partner and transgender benefits, an LGBT employee group, recruitment efforts, and more – we’re ensuring that Fannie Mae is a friendly environment for all of our workforce.

National Disabled-Owned Business Advocate of the Year
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) – 2015
The USBLN promotes the participation of disabled persons in the workplace and as business owners. Through our supplier program and hiring practices, we are demonstrating our commitment to diversity.

2014 and earlier

Top Company for Employee Resource Groups
Upward Synergy – June 2014


Top 50 Companies for Multicultural Women
Diversity MBA – June 2014

90 Percent Rating on the Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign – 2014

2013 Leader Award
Diversity Journal magazine – November/December 2013