The candidate currently serves as an Independent Director of Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY). Prior to this she most recently was Executive Chairman of the company from 2015 to 2017. She had served as Chairman of the Board since November 2012. Previously, the candidate was Chief Executive Officer of Annaly from November 2012 to September 2015 and as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Annaly from October 2012 to November 2012. She was elected in December 1996 to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. The candidate was Annaly’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2006 to October 2012 and Chief Investment Officer from 2000 to November 2012. She was a Co-Founder of Annaly. The candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University.
Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) invests in and finances residential and commercial assets. It primarily manages a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, and agency callable debentures. Commencing operations in 1997, the firm typically invests in high-quality securities issued or guaranteed by the likes of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae and backed by single-family residential mortgages. More than 95% of Annaly’s assets are agency mortgage-backed securities, which carry an implied AAA rating. Market Cap: $13.8 billion.