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  Boyd Jr., Ralph F.
NameRalph F. Boyd Jr.
, Massachusetts , United States
Born Unknown
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Nov 01, 2007 08:51pm
InfoRalph F. Boyd, Jr. was named executive vice president, Community Relations, reporting to Chairman and CEO Richard F. Syron in February 2005. Boyd also serves as chairman and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation. In these roles, he oversees the national capital region's largest philanthropic program, which includes corporate giving, employee volunteer activities, and Foundation grant making, while also serving as a member of the Foundation's Investment Committee.

Boyd started 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 with the national law firm 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 head of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. From 1997 to 2001, Boyd was counsel and then a partner in the trial and Litigation Department of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. Previously, 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 served as law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Young, U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland, and as an associate at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray.

Boyd has a long history of involvement in community matters, and currently serves on several non‑profit boards, including Easter Seals of Greater Washington, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and the Center City (Washington) Consortium. He also is a trustee of the National Housing Partnership Foundation (NHPF), a developer and provider of quality, affordable multi‑family housing. Boyd chairs NHPF's audit committee, and also is a member of its compensation committee.

Boyd is a director of the DIRECTV Group, Inc., and a member of its audit committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee. Boyd also has served as the U.S. member of the Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – a United Nations human rights treaty body.

Boyd is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (J.D. 1984) and Haverford College (B.A. 1979). In 2001, he received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Suffolk University.


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