Lindsey Johnson

President of USMI

As President of USMI, Lindsey works with member companies to advance the value of private mortgage insurance (MI) to borrowers and taxpayers and to promote a sustainable housing finance system backed by private capital.

Lindsey previously served as a Director at PwC. Prior to joining PwC, Lindsey was a former member of the Senate Banking Committee staff as the Republican Staff Director for the Senate Banking Committee’s National Security and International Trade and Finance (NSITF) Subcommittee, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), focusing on noteworthy banking, housing finance reform, and insurance legislation.

Lindsey also served as Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta for seven years, representing the Bank in D.C. at the highest levels of government during several key legislative reforms that impacted the Bank including the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and Dodd-Frank Act.

Lindsey began her career in D.C. working with former House Republican Conference Chair J.C. Watts in the private sector. She received an MBA from Georgetown University. Lindsey is a Director on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia, an Advisory Council member for National Housing Conference, and an Advisory Board Member for the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Advisory Committee. Lindsey also was the 2018-2019 past-president of Women in Housing and Finance (www.whfdc.org).

Brendan Kihn

Government Relations Director of USMI

Brendan Kihn currently serves as the Government Relations Director of USMI. Brendan previously worked at Falcon Capital Advisors LLC where he served as a Policy Analyst, providing research and analysis on regulatory compliance and business operations issues impacting the housing finance system. Prior to that, he served as an Interim Director and Legislative Analyst at the Financial Services Roundtable, where he managed the Advocates for Insurance Modernization organization and tracked regulatory and legislative developments affecting the property and casualty insurance industry.
Brendan is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law and the University of Michigan.

Devon Redfield

Policy Advisor to USMI

Devon Redfield currently serves as a Policy Advisor to USMI. For the last four years, Devon has provided strategic and policy advisory services to clients that has touched on a wide range of subjects, such as antitrust and tech policy, but focused primarily on small business and financial sector issues. In addition, he has also developed a tutoring practice specialized in the areas of mathematics and economics.

Devon previously served in Congress as Professional Staff on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, where he was the primary contact for budget, tax, trade policy, and entrepreneurial issues. He was also involved in oversight of the SBA’s lending programs and, in partnership with the Deputy Director of the committee, oversaw SBA’s management of the 7(a) loan program. Prior to his work on the committee, Devon was a legislative staffer for Senator David Vitter. He managed an issue portfolio that included the Senator’s Armed Services committee assignment, foreign affairs, and intelligence, and was the primary contact for small business issues.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Devon has a B.A. in Economics.


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