Does "Corporate Officer" include a Member of the Board of Directors?

No.  A Corporate Officer of a Nonsupervised and Investing Mortgagee is a natural person who serves as one of the following positions for the Mortgagee: 

  • Owner; 
  • President; 
  • Vice President in charge of managing or overseeing any aspect of the Mortgagee's FHA business;
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO); 
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO); 
  • Director;
  • Corporate Secretary;
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO); 
  • General Counsel;
  • Chairman of the Board; 
  • General Partner; or
  • Member or manager of a Limited Liability Company (LLC). 

 
A Corporate Officer of Supervised and Government Mortgagees is a natural person who serves as one of the following positions for the Mortgagee: 

  • President; 
  • Vice President in charge of managing or overseeing any aspect of the Mortgagee’s FHA business; 
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO);
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO);
  • Director; 
  • Corporate Secretary;
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
  • General Counsel;
  • Chairman of the Board; 
  • General Partner; or
  • Specifically designated staff member(s) of a Government Mortgagee. 

 
The definition of corporate officer does not include a member of the Board of Directors who does not also hold another office as “Corporate Officer.” 
 
For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 I.A.3.c.iv.(B) available at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
 


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Topic Number: KA-03275