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Mary Tingerthal

Minnesota Housing (Retired)

Mary Tingerthal was appointed as Commissioner of Minnesota Housing in January, 2011 by Governor Mark Dayton.  Minnesota Housing serves more than 70,000 families each year with a wide range of programs and has provided financing programs for affordable housing for the past 45 years.

Ms. Tingerthal rejoined Minnesota Housing where she spent the first ten years of her career, when she led the development of the agency’s innovative home improvement lending programs.  She previously served as President and CEO of the National Equity Fund. She also served as a Managing Director for GMAC Residential Funding, where she led the development of the company’s home equity loan products.  Ms. Tingerthal also held senior management positions with the Housing Partnership Network, Community Reinvestment Fund, and the City of Saint Paul.

Ms. Tingerthal has participated in numerous community-based activities.  She serves as a member of the newly formed Community Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board and served on the Affordable Housing Advisory Council to Fannie Mae. She currently serves on the boards of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, National Housing Trust and the National Community Investment Fund.  She previously served as chair of the boards of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and of CommonBond Housing.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.