FHFA: New Hire Announcement
January 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Kate Tyrrell recently joined FHFA as Deputy Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary, and that George Brown joined the Agency as a Senior Congressional Affairs Advisor.
Prior to joining FHFA, Tyrrell served as the Deputy Executive Secretary at the Department of the Treasury, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Executive Secretary. She has previous experience serving as the Special Counsel to Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield and Chief Judge Robert E. Morin of the District of Columbia Superior Court. As their senior advisor, she provided strategic counsel on legal, ethical, and administrative matters and served as a liaison to partner agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was a member of its swim team, and she earned her law degree from the Catholic University of America. Kate and her husband, Jim, reside in Washington, D.C., with their three children.
Brown joined FHFA from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where he was Deputy Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs and Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Affairs. At SBA, Brown led efforts with members of congress, Governors and state and local lawmakers on issues impacting small businesses and the economy. Prior to SBA, he held a public policy position at Westfield Insurance, managing a portfolio of insurance, banking and financial services issues. He has also served in the offices of Ohio U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Rob Portman. He earned his undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University.
Media: Raffi Williams (202) 649-3544 / Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030