Blog: Q&A with Teresa Bryce Bazemore of FHLBank San Francisco

March 30, 2022

“To respond to the needs of female borrowers, having an industry that more closely resembles its customers is helpful, and outreach to women should be a priority, too.”

Teresa Bryce Bazemore is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. As part of USMI’s Q&A series celebrating prominent women leaders in housing finance, Teresa shared advice to others in this space, her thoughts on how the industry can ensure the unique borrowing needs of women, and how the industry can grow to ensure diverse representation at all levels. She has had a tremendous career, made truly positive impacts on housing, and has demonstrated women’s leadership at its highest levels.


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1. What piece of advice has stuck with you most and helped you become a leader in the housing finance space?
2. What’s your message for young women in the housing finance industry who seek a long and successful career?
3. We have seen a surge in the number of mortgage companies owned by women. What do you think women leadership brings to the table for the mortgage industry?
4. With women becoming an increasing share of the home purchase market, how do you think the housing industry can best respond to meet these borrowers’ homebuying needs?

Teresa Bryce Bazemore Biography

Teresa Bryce Bazemore joined FHLBank San Francisco as president and chief executive officer on March 15, 2021. She is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of executive experience building and leading both mortgage insurance and services businesses. As president of Radian Guaranty from 2008 until 2017, she oversaw strategic planning, business development, and operations for the mortgage insurance business line. Prior to becoming president, she served as Radian’s executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief risk officer. Prior to Radian, Ms. Bazemore was senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Nexstar Financial Corporation and general counsel for the mortgage banking line of business at Bank of America. Ms. Bazemore served on FHLBank Pittsburgh’s board of directors from 2017 to 2019. Professional appointments she has held include: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Economic Advisory Council, Fannie Mae National Advisory Council, and Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve. Bazemore received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and J.D. from Columbia University.