Blog: Q&A with Christina Brown, VP and Senior Counsel, USMI

March 15, 2024

“Having women in leadership positions in the housing finance industry helps to ensure that women borrowers are better served in the marketplace.”

Christina Brown is the Vice President (VP) and Senior Counsel of USMI. As part of USMI’s Q&A series celebrating prominent women leaders in housing finance, Christina spoke about the value of having women in leadership positions, focusing on her own experience and that of USMI’s, as well as what the industry can do to better support women trying to access homeownership and build wealth.

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Considering how far you’ve gone in your career, your incredible successes, and the challenges you faced to reach your current position, what advice would you give younger women entering this industry who aspire to become leaders?
What have been the main changes you’ve seen the industry undertake since you first entered this line of work that help promote and foster more women in leadership roles?
Why is it important to have women in leadership positions in your company?
How can the housing and/or mortgage industries better support women borrowers and enable affordable access to homeownership?

Christina Brown Biography

Christina Brown is serving as the Vice President and Senior Counsel of USMI. Prior to joining USMI, Christina worked in a senior legal role at a mid-size independent mortgage bank and on regulatory and policy matters related to residential mortgage lending and servicing for a large depository institution. Christina also previously served as Acting Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she oversaw the regulatory agenda and all rulemaking. Additionally, Christina has worked in private practice on litigation and residential real estate matters. She is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Christina is admitted to practice law in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.