Nancy Jardini

Nancy Jardini

Class of 2020


Nancy Jardini is a seasoned financial services executive at Fannie Mae, a Fortune 50 company with $14b in annual revenue.  She has led through dynamic strategic evolution, systemic crisis and fast-paced innovation.  She manages a dynamically evolving portfolio with responsibility for programs ranging from regulatory strategy to firm-wide governance executed under the title of Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer. She has deep experience in corporate governance, working directly with the Fannie Mae Board of Directors at every board meeting for over a decade and she manages the governance oversight function for the firm.  She is the architect of Fannie Mae’s best-in-class Diversity and Inclusion program. Nancy has significant experience in public policy matters both in the public and private sectors.  She led a federal law enforcement agency, testified in Congress repeatedly and managed regulatory affairs with a variety of federal regulators and oversight bodies.

As the longest-tenured member of the firm’s Management Committee, she honed her crisis management expertise as she helped lead through the financial crisis of 2008, rebuilding credibility, strategy, the risk and control structure and financial plan. She is currently guiding the firm through the COVID crisis in all areas from financial products, long-term financial impact and employee planning. She is responsible for regulatory strategy in the firm’s preparation to exit its long-standing conservatorship. Dynamic and unexpected challenges have characterized her career and she has been in the front line leading recovery and innovation.

Nancy reports directly to the chair of the Audit Committee and the CEO and works closely with the Audit, Risk, Compensation and NCG Committees. She is highly financially literate given her work with the Audit Committee, is a certifier of the firm’s financial statements, approves the loan loss allowance and is a key enterprise leader in governance. In addition to serving on the Management Committee, she chairs the Compliance and Operational Risk Committee and is a member of the Enterprise Risk Committee.

Nancy is a graduate of Chatham University and Villanova University School of Law. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions, most recently: Association of Corporate Counsel FoundationGlobal Women in Law and Leadership Honoree 2019; Diversity JournalWomen Worth Watching 2019; Housing WireWomen of Influence 2018; Compliance WeekTop Minds 2017.