Johnson named CBA president, CEO

The Consumer Bankers Association board of directors named Lindsey Johnson, a prominent housing finance leader, as its next president and CEO. 

Johnson, president of U.S. Mortgage Insurers since 2015, will assume the position on July 5. She succeeds current CBA President/CEO Richard Hunt, who will step away from those roles this summer after leading the organization since 2009. 

Johnson has nearly two decades of experience in advocacy and strategic leadership. A former director at the professional services firm network PricewaterhouseCoopers, Johnson was a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta for seven years, playing a role in the implementation of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and the Dodd-Frank Act.

 A Texas native, Johnson started her career in Washington, D.C., working with former house Republican Chair J.C. Watts in the private sector. She was later a member of the Senate Banking Committee as the Republican staff director of the National Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee. She was a senior policy advisor to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) where she focused on banking, housing finance reform and insurance legislation. 

 Johnson has an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

“With a depth of financial services knowledge and a proven record of bipartisan advocacy, Lindsey is just the leader we were looking for to promote the work of our member banks, advance common sense policy solutions and champion our industry and the customers we serve,” said Michelle Lee, CBA board chair and Wells Fargo head of regional banking.