Fortune 100 | episode 490

Fannie Mae COO Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Fannie Mae, a leader in the secondary mortgage market with revenues exceeding $120 billion. As COO, Kimberly is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology, operations, innovation, data, and strategic execution functions. Over the past 12 years, Kimberly has held a variety of executive roles at Fannie Mae, including Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer. October 01, 2020

490: Fannie Mae Kimberly Johnson COO discusses 

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out more empathy in people
  • Her take on the renewed focus on social injustice in our society 
  • The role technology can play to help foster change
  • How the concept of anti-racism is gaining traction 
  • The importance of having a diverse slate of mentors and mentees
  • Some of the groups Kimberly admires, including ITSMF, INROADS, and Year Up

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"I'd say that having a lot of time to reflect has brought out a little bit more empathy in people, and I'm really grateful and just hopeful that we have a real opportunity to embrace a change that could be sustained, and we can hopefully see some lasting evolution in the way that we treat each other."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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