Paul N. Weech
Principal, Innovative Housing Strategies, LLC
Paul Weech is a federal housing policy expert with more than 25 years of eclectic experience in the housing and financial services fields. He is currently working as a consultant to various clients through Innovative Housing Strategies, LLC – a business he established in September 2008. In August last year, Weech left Fannie Mae after serving in affordable housing and public policy leadership positions for nearly a decade. He served most recently as the vice president for Mission Strategy and Execution in the Business Strategy Group. His accomplishments at Fannie Mae include the design and launch of the company’s signature mission initiative, the American Dream Commitment, Fannie Mae’s partnership with leading nonprofit groups and foundations to end homelessness, and his management of the company’s affordable housing goals efforts. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 1998, Weech served as the chief of staff at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the staff director for the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and as a senior analyst for Housing and Credit for the U.S. Senate Committee on Budget. Other positions he has held include: regional group manager for West Africa with the American International Group (AIG); budget examiner at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and research associate doing anthropological fieldwork in Cote d’Ivoire. Weech received a master of public policy degree from the Ford School for Public Policy Studies at the University of Michigan in 1981 and a bachelor of arts in political science from Duke University in 1978.