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Angelo R. Mozilo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Angelo R. Mozilo is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Countrywide Financial Corporation, a company he cofounded in 1969 on the principle that every family in America desiring to achieve the dream of homeownership should have the opportunity to do so. Today, Countrywide is a global leader in residential finance and related services: a member of the S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 with more than 900 offices operating on three continents. Mr. Mozilo is active in all aspects of Countrywide's businesses, which include mortgage banking, national banking, a securities broker-dealer, life and casualty insurance, real estate closing services and a global mortgage fulfillment operation.

Mr. Mozilo was the 1991-1992 President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), which represents approximately 3,000 member firms involved in every aspect of mortgage and real estate finance. He is a board member of the National Housing Endowment, the charitable arm of the National Association of Homebuilders; the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University; Homes for Working Families; and the Horatio Alger Society. He is a Trustee of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

These are some of the awards received by Mr. Mozilo:

  • National Association of Home Builders' Hall of Fame

  • Boy Scouts of America James E. West Fellowship Award

  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is held by all living U.S. Presidents

  • Albert Schweitzer Award for his work with the youth of America

  • National Italian American Foundation's Special Achievement Award for Humanitarian Service

  • Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award

In March 2005, Barron’s listed Mr. Mozilo as one of the 30 most respected CEOs in the world.

Mr. Mozilo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University.

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