Meg Burns is the Housing Policy Council’s Senior Vice President for Mortgage Policy. In this role, Meg supports HPC’s engagement with policymakers on various housing finance issues, including housing finance and regulatory reform. Before joining HPC, Meg was a partner at the Collingwood Group, a DC-based housing finance advisory firm. Prior to Collingwood, Meg served as the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), overseeing the policy activities of the GSEs in conservatorship, including several high-impact projects, like the Servicing Alignment Initiative, redesign of the HARP program, and development of the new representation and warranty model. Meg also led FHFA’s Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications, where she was responsible for handling external relations for the agency. Before joining FHFA, Meg was the Director of the Office of Single Family Program Development for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Meg holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Connecticut College and a master’s degree in philosophy and public policy from The George Washington University. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two children.