Blog: Q&A with Whitney Dodd, VP Public Policy, Radian

March 15, 2024

“At Radian, we are proud to have women in leadership positions who are breaking down workplace barriers and serving as transformational role models for everyone. By prioritizing gender diversity and inclusion, we are able to tap into a wider range of perspectives and experiences, which helps us to develop more inclusive and effective solutions for our customers.”

Whitney Dodd is the Vice President (VP) of Public Policy of Radian. As part of USMI’s Q&A series celebrating prominent women leaders in housing finance, Whitney noted Radian’s commitment to continuing to innovate and improve career development programs, growth of networks and employee resource groups that foster mentorship to ensure that they remain relevant and effective in promoting gender diversity and inclusion in leadership roles. She also highlighted how women in leadership roles at Radian are breaking down workplace barriers and serving as transformational role models for everyone.

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Whitney Dodd Biography

Whitney Dodd the Vice President for Public Policy for Radian Group Inc. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company’s engagement with trade associations and other housing stakeholders on federal public policy and regulatory matters. Whitney also manages Radian’s Affordable Housing Initiative, which was established to further address access to affordable and sustainable homeownership, with a particular focus on closing the homeownership gap for historically underserved communities. Prior to Radian, she served in government and industry relations roles at Accenture and Fujitsu. Whitney holds a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and a Masters of the Environment degree, with a focus on Sustainable Planning and Management from the University of Colorado Boulder.