Statement: Departure of USMI President Lindsey Johnson

May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) announced today that Lindsey Johnson, USMI president, will be leaving the organization in June to serve as the next president and CEO of the Consumer Banking Association.

USMI Board Chair, Derek Brummer, of Radian said:

“I am confident that I can speak on behalf of our Board of Directors and USMI member companies, when I say that Lindsey is an extraordinary professional, subject matter expert, leader and advocate. She has served as USMI’s president since 2015 and has been a tireless defender of sustainable and prudent low down payment lending and expanded homeownership opportunities for more Americans.  We thank Lindsey for her steadfast leadership at USMI and wish her tremendous success at the Consumer Banking Association.”

USMI President Lindsey Johnson said:

“Our member companies have enabled more than 10 million households to become homeowners during my tenure as USMI president. Leading USMI has been a true professional privilege and I will always appreciate being a small part of the incredible role that the private mortgage insurance industry plays in creating sustainable homeownership for so many people. I have been extremely fortunate to have the incredible leadership of the USMI Board of Directors, and to work alongside their talented and knowledgeable teams and the amazing USMI team, and it is because of them that we have made great strides in advancing many of the industry’s policy priorities. I am also grateful for the relationships that have been forged, for me and for USMI, with the professionals across the housing and mortgage finance industry and in government with whom we work. I look forward to seeing what the next chapter for USMI holds under the leadership of my successor.”

Lindsey Johnson will continue to serve as USMI president through June 6, 2022 and will work closely with the USMI Board of Directors and staff on its leadership transition planning. The USMI Board will commence a search for a new president.


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