October 12, 2009

Carey School presents Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fortress Investment Group

Daniel Mudd, chief executive officer of Fortress Investment Group, will speak on “Houses Divided: Lessons Learned and the Future of Home Buying in America” at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.

A member of the firm’s board of directors since February 2007, Mudd was appointed CEO in August 2009. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest financer of home mortgages, where he was also a member of the board and had previously served as the vice chairman and chief operating officer.

Through the 1990s, Mudd was a corporate officer and senior executive at General Electric. Prior to his tenure at GE, he held positions in management consulting and financial services with Xerox Corp., Ayers Whitmore and Co. and the World Bank.

Mudd holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Decorated for combat service in Beirut, Lebanon, he left the military after a tour in the Office of the Secretary of Defense to earn a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was awarded a Robert Bosch Fellowship to work with the German government during the reunification of East and West Germany.

Mudd serves on the board of Hampton University and has previously been a director of both corporate and not-for-profit institutions.

The Leaders & Legends monthly breakfast series features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global interest and importance by engaging business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today.

Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register and for more information, go to carey.jhu.edu/leadersandlegends.