Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily Deborah Jenkins, and Senior Vice President and Single-Family Chief Client Officer Christina K. Boyle, have been named winners of HousingWire's 2018 Vanguard Awards. These awards, presented annually, spotlight leadership and achievement within the housing industry.
About Debby Jenkins:
Jenkins is the executive vice president and head of Freddie Mac's Multifamily division – the largest capital provider to the U.S. multifamily rental housing market. She is also a member of the company's senior operating committee.
"We've seen a decade of tremendous growth in the multifamily industry, and Freddie Mac has emerged as the nation's largest financier of multifamily properties and a top funder of affordable housing," said Jenkins. "It has been a privilege to be a part of that success, and I am excited to lead the Multifamily division forward so that we continue on as the industry leader."
Jenkins previously served as Freddie Mac's senior vice president and national head of Multifamily Underwriting and Credit. In that role, she oversaw all credit approvals and due diligence processes, asset-level securitization activities, as well as credit policies and governance for all Multifamily products. She also spearheaded enhancements in the company's underwriting process specifically to support its securitization program, including its signature K-Deals and its Small Balance deals.
About Chris Boyle:
Boyle was named Freddie Mac Single-Family's first chief client officer this year. In this role, she is responsible for client engagement for Freddie Mac's Single-Family business, which includes client experience and management, marketing and communications, bulk purchases and servicing exchange executions.
As a member of the executive leadership team, she brings more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry to her client-centric role. Her leadership has increased the enterprise's sales growth, enhanced client relationships and helped streamline the mortgage experience for lenders across the country.
"The accomplishment I'm most proud of in 2018 includes the integration of physical and digital capabilities to support our client engagement, both in customer experience and marketing," said Boyle. "Leading our firm through this journey has been rewarding and impactful. We are laser focused on creating a best-in-class client experience, and the work we've done this year has significantly advanced our organization."
Boyle is also a vocal champion of female career advancement opportunities. She is the executive sponsor of Freddie Mac's #LeadingTheWay initiative, which focuses on advancing women to leadership positions and championing women's rights in the workplace, and is involved in various professional organizations across the country that support aspiring women leaders.
Prior to Freddie Mac, Boyle served in leadership roles with NBD, Carteret S&L, and Goldome Bank.