The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) has appointed Heidi Mason as executive vice president and general counsel. Mason brings 25 years of experience in mortgage lending, financial services, consumer protection, and securities law to the position.

Mason will assume general counsel responsibilities from Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Weiss in March. Weiss, who has served as interim general counsel for nearly a year, will continue serving as Freddie Mac’s chief administrative officer.

Mason joins Freddie Mac from ElevateNext Law, where she served as a partner and provided legal, consulting, and regulatory compliance services to financial services companies across the United States. Previously, she spent 17 years at Wells Fargo, serving as executive vice president and senior deputy general counsel.

During her tenure at Wells Fargo, Mason led legal support for its consumer businesses. She formerly served as head of the corporate legal team, where she oversaw enterprise-wide legal support of corporate governance, employment law, and a host of other areas.