Maria Day-Marshall


Maria Day-Marshall is a Senior Business Manager in Fannie Mae’s Community Lending Channel. Her responsibilities include working with Fannie Mae’s Modernization Express, a direct loan product that allows Public Housing Authorities of all sizes to securitize their Capital Funds. Also, she works with Fannie Mae’s Community Express, a direct loan product that supports the residential agenda of Public Entities. Responsibilities include business development, underwriting, legal documentation review, and transaction execution and closing.

Day-Marshall has been involved in the municipal finance industry for 20 years. Prior to joining Fannie Mae from 1982 to 1996, she served in financially and legally related positions in the District government. During her tenure, she served as Treasurer of the District of Columbia for five years preceded by terms as Deputy Treasurer and Debt Manager. As Treasurer, she was responsible for the issuance of $6 billion of debt for the District and other DC government issuers. Subsequently, Day-Marshall served as a financial consultant to the DC Water and Sewer Authority during its transition from a division within the Department of Public Works to an independent regional authority. She assisted in preparing the Authority for its first debt issuance.

Day-Marshall joined Columbia Equity Financial Corp., an independent financial advisory firm, in 1999. While working at the firm, Day-Marshall was involved in an array of tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions, and served as financial advisor to a multitude of governmental entities including, among others, Municipalities, Transportation Authorities, Public Housing Authorities, Housing Finance Agencies and Redevelopment Authorities.

Day-Marshall has lectured extensively during her tenure with the District of Columbia government and subsequently about topics affecting the municipal finance industry. She is the recipient of two Distinguished Public Service Awards granted by two mayors of the District of Columbia, and a Certificate of Appreciation granted by a third mayor. The DC Council enacted a resolution in 1996 recognizing her contributions to the District of Columbia.  She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.