Preston Lee is Senior Director, Industry Relations in the Single Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit organization. In this capacity, Mr. Lee has responsibility for Freddie Mac’s business and outreach relationship with the state and local housing finance agency community and their affiliated trade associations. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of business and outreach programs and initiatives with state and local housing finance agencies to increase access to credit to creditworthy HFA borrowers, business intelligence and industry/customer engagement activities.
A veteran of more than 25 years in the mortgage industry, Mr. Lee joined Freddie Mac in 2001 and has held leadership roles in the Corporate Relations and Housing Outreach area and various industry and customer facing roles at Freddie Mac. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Mr. Lee served in the Clinton administration in several leadership capacities including as Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (HUD).
A Truman Scholar from the District of Columbia, Preston Lee holds a Political Science Degree from George Williams College, a Master of Public Affairs Degree (MPA) from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Tulane University School of Law. Mr. Lee also holds several business certifications including a Certificate in Business Excellence from The Columbia University School of Business and the Accredited Mortgage Professional Designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking. Mr. Lee is a member of the Maryland and American Bar Associations.
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.