Advisory Board

Our advisory board is made up of some of the nation's leading experts on Federal Home Loan Banks and GSE reform.

Barry Zigas is the Former President, NLIHC, former SVP for Community Lending, Fannie Mae, and former Director of Housing Policy, Consumer Federation of America. He has observed and commented on the FHLB system for many years, worked on the 1989 FIRREA legislation that created the AHP, and helped found the Coalition for FHLB Reform.

Peggy Kuhn has prior professional experience with the housing related government-sponsored enterprises, including the FHLBanks. Her past work entails the relationship of these GSEs to the federal budget, and also analysis of legislative and policy proposals. She also has regulatory experience from the FDIC and its interactions with the FHLBanks.

Don Layton is the former CEO of Freddie Mac. Layton worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting out as a trainee and retiring in 2004 as Vice Chairman and one of its top three executives.

Peter Knight has worked on policy matters in the fields of banking, capital markets, mortgage finance, housing finance, economic development and Government Sponsored Enterprises. He has worked for Federal banking agencies, members of Congress, trade associations, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

Bruce Morrison worked on the House Banking Committee during his tenure in Congress, is the former Chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board, and heads a strategic consulting and lobbying group for clients related to banking and housing finance, including related to Federal Home Loan Banks.

George Collins has 25 years combined experience at three different Federal Home Loan Banks with expertise in Finance, Treasury, Risk, and mortgages. He uses his insider's understanding of the Federal Home Loan Banks' Executive and Board levels to advocate for reform.

Kate Judge is the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law and the Vice Dean for Intellectual Life at Columbia Law School.

Michael Stegman is the former Treasury and White House senior housing finance policy advisor.

Tom Callahan is Executive Director of the Partnership for Financial Equity, a Boston-based nonprofit organization of financial industry professionals, community leaders and government officials dedicated to closing racial wealth gaps and improving the financial futures of low- and moderate-income households. He served for six years on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's Affordable Housing Advisory Council and has more than 40 years of experience on local and national housing and community reinvestment policy.

Joe Ventrone’s expertise in housing issues spans over 50 years. His vast and diverse experiences include working for HUD, the Federal Housing Finance Board, the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, and the National Association of Realtors. Joe has a passion for closing the minority homeownership gap and helping reform mortgage finance.