Director, Buisness Initiatives, Freddie Mac
David Barkley is Business Initiatives Director in the Single Family Business Division of Freddie Mac. His responsibilities include program governance for several Freddie Mac strategic initiatives, including the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP). This effort directs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to establish industry standards that enhance loan quality. David’s Industry Data Standards Team serves as Freddie Mac’s Liaison to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).
David is currently serving as Freddie Mac’s representative to the MISMO Residential Governance Committee, having previously chaired the MISMO Governance Committee from its inception in 2000 until January 2007. He participates in the Mortgage Bankers Association of America’s (MBA) MISMO Work Groups. These cross-industry work groups are responsible for developing standardized electronic data transactions and exploring emerging technologies for the real estate finance industry.
David is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Arlington, which works to develop trained leaders committed to building and strengthening the community; fostering a sense of partnership and collaboration that motivates participants to become involved in the future of their communities. David serves as Leadership Arlington Recruitment Committee Chair and as a member of the Board of Regents of Leadership Arlington and its Leadership Center for Excellence.
David received the real estate finance industry’s professional designation, the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) in October 2006 and his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in June 2009. For his work in the industry, David was recognized by “Mortgage Banking Magazine” as one of 2004’s Mortgage Banking All-Stars.
Before joining Freddie Mac, David worked for the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Banking Service Corporation, and a telecommunications subsidiary of NCR. David’s background is in telecommunications and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, and a Masters of Arts in Telecommunications from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation’s residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. For more information, please visit www.FreddieMac.com and Twitter @FreddieMac.)