Executive Vice President Community Relations, Freddie Mac Chairman
President and CEO, Freddie Mac Foundation
Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. is Freddie Mac's Executive Vice President, Community Relations, and reports to Chairman and CEO Richard F. Syron. Boyd also is Chairman, President and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, and serves on the Foundation's Investment Committee. In these roles, he oversees one of the national capitol region's most extensive philanthropic programs, which includes corporate giving, employee volunteer activities, and Foundation grant making. Boyd also serves as a director of the Home Ownership Funding Corporation I and II, two real estate investment trust subsidiaries of Freddie Mac. Boyd began at Freddie Mac as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In addition to supervising the company's legal operations, he also was responsible for overseeing Freddie Mac's regulatory relations and legislative activities at the federal, state, and local levels, and the company's internal and external communications functions. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Boyd was a senior partner of Alston & Bird LLP, leading its Washington, D.C. litigation practice. Before that, he served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States for Civil Rights, and as head of the Civil Rights Division, U.S Department of Justice. From 1997 to 2001, Boyd was counsel and then a partner in the Trial and Litigation Department of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. During the 1990's, he served for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Boston U.S. Attorney's office. Following law school, Boyd was a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Young, U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland, after which he served as a litigation associate at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray for four years. Boyd has a long history of involvement in community affairs, and currently serves on several non-profit boards. He is Chairman of Easter Seals of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Association of People with Disabilities. He also is a Trustee of the National Housing Partnership Foundation (NHPF), a non-profit developer and provider of quality, affordable multi-family housing. In addition, Boyd chairs NHPF's Audit Committee, and is a member of its Investment Committee. He serves as well as Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Center City Public Charter Schools, and on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Boyd is a Director of the DIRECTV Group, Inc., and a member of its Audit, and Nominating and Governance committees. He also previously served as the U.S. member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – a Geneva-based United Nations human rights treaty compliance body. Boyd is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and Haverford College. He received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Suffolk University.