Freddie Mac recently announced that Dionne Wallace Oakley will serve as the company’s senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer. “It is with great pleasure that we announce Dionne Wallace Oakley as our next head of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer,” said Michael DeVito, CEO of Freddie Mac. “Ms. Wallace Oakley has extensive experience across the insurance and financial services industry, and she will be at the forefront of many very important initiatives for the company, including talent acquisition, leadership development and our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. I thank Angela Locke for her dedication to our company by serving in an interim role for the past seven months.”
In her new role, Wallace Oakley will serve as a member of the company’s senior operating committee, reporting directly to the CEO. “I am excited to join Freddie Mac at this critical moment for the company and our country,” said Wallace Oakley. “I’m looking forward to supporting Freddie Mac’s strong culture and talented workforce as we seek to address important issues of diversity, equity and inclusion we face as a nation. I’m also pleased to contribute to the company’s mission of making home possible for millions of homeowners and renters from every background.”
Wallace Oakley earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Delaware State University. She also earned a master’s degree in human resource development from Towson University in Baltimore. An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Wallace Oakley takes more than two decades of human resources experience with her to Freddie Mac. She most recently served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Strategy at Erie Insurance, where she oversaw human resources, strategic communications, strategy and privacy.
We congratulate Ms. Wallace Oakley on her new position and wish her well in this impressive new endeavor. If you would like to add your well wishes, feel free to do so in the comments below!