UNE alum nominated to key post by President Biden

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Brian Tomney, B.S. ’01 (Organization Leadership), has been nominated by President Biden to fill the role of inspector general for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Tomney currently serves as the head of the Office of Corporate Investigations at Capital One, an American bank holding company.

According to the White House, Tomney leads a team of researchers and investigators who conduct independent investigations into allegations of internal fraud and unethical business practices. He previously served as the chief of staff to the company’s chief compliance and chief ethics officer and the senior vice president for operational risk and oversight.

Prior to joining Capital One, Tomney served in a variety of roles within the U.S. Department of Justice from 2006 to 2017.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency ensures that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks operate in a safe and sound manner so that they se​rve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment.

The inspector general is responsible for conducting independent objective audits, evaluations, investigations, surveys, and risk assessments of FHFA's programs and operations.

Tomney’s public service career began in 1990 as a paramedic and firefighter serving the city of Portland - a role in which he served until 2003.  

He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law and his B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of New England.