Freddie Mac has recruited Dionne Oakley (pictured) as the firm’s new head of human resources and chief diversity officer.

Effective September 15, Oakley will be a member of the company’s senior operating committee and report directly to Freddie Mac CEO Michael DeVito. She has more than two decades of human resource experience and has held several leadership roles at Erie Insurance and State Farm Insurance.

“Ms. Wallace Oakley has extensive experience across the insurance and financial services industry, and she will be at the forefront of many very important initiatives for the company, including talent acquisition, leadership development and our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts,” DeVito said. “I thank Angela Locke for her dedication to our company by serving in an interim role for the past seven months.”