Fred Wacker is director and CEO of The Home Depot Foundation, where he developed a $30 million, three-year initiative to assist veterans and their families.
himself served in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War era.
He was southeast regional director of the Fannie Mae Foundation, community investment officer and deputy director of Community Investment Services for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and national director of Neighborhood Program Development for NeighborWorks® America.
Fred developed monitoring and tracking systems for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta's Affordable Housing Program which are a model for other banks; designed, tested, and replicated a self-help housing construction program in five urban centers; helped create the Alabama Multi-Family Loan Consortium, Mississippi Housing Initiative, and Georgia Affordable Housing Corporation; and developed a $30 million initiative with Habitat for Humanity International called Partners in Sustainable Building.