Diane C. Nordin ’80 elected to Fannie Mae board of directors

Trustee Diane NordinFannie Mae recently announced that Diane C. Nordin has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

Nordin, a seasoned asset management executive, will offer her expertise to the board’s governance of Fannie Mae, as the company works to create a safer, more transparent, and sustainable housing finance system.

“Ms. Nordin brings to the board a deep and broad understanding of the global markets and excellent fixed income investment experience,” Philip Laskawy, board chair, stated in a press release. “Her experience coupled with her pragmatic approach will be valuable as we continue to strengthen the company and improve the housing finance system.”

Nordin most recently spent a year as a Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Prior to this, she spent 20 years at Wellington Management Company, LLP, a private asset management company, where she was a partner from 1995 to 2011.

She served in many global leadership roles at Wellington, most notably as head of fixed income, vice chair of the Compensation Committee and audit chair of the Wellington Management Trust Company.

She graduated from Wheaton with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She also participated in the Harvard Business School Leading Professional Service Firms program. Nordin currently serves as a trustee at Wheaton, where she is an Audit Committee member and chair of the Investment Committee. She is also a board member of the Vineyard Nursing Association of Martha’s Vineyard, a director of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a foundation board member of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.