Janis Smith serves as Vice President for Corporate Communications for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for corporate communications strategy initiatives, media relations and internal communications.
Janis joined the company in 2011 and brings with her over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has demonstrated expertise in strategic public affairs counseling, media relations and financial services policy. Janis is a seasoned spokesperson on matters related to the mortgage industry, consumer finance, community development, the Community Reinvestment Act, and industry compliance with consumer protection laws, fair lending, and enforcement actions. Her previous experience includes service with the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the former Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and the Massachusetts Companies, Inc.
Janis is a member of the National Press Club and has established relationships with major business, financial and trade media. She is an alumna of Howard University, where she majored in communications and minored in journalism. She lives in Silver Spring, MD, where she is active in local civic, education and faith-based volunteer activities.