Stan Martin, who has served as interim general auditor of Freddie Mac since Feb. 9, has been named senior vice president and general auditor of the government-sponsored enterprise.Mr. Martin, who reports directly to the Audit Committee of Freddie Mac's board of directors, will be responsible for assessing risks, providing independent advice, and heading the GSE's internal audit organization. Before joining Freddie Mac, Mr. Martin was a consultant to HSBC Bank USA on integration and divestiture. The majority of his career of over 30 years was spent with the KPMG accounting firm, where he served as the Securities and Exchange Commission reviewing partner, Freddie Mac said. Mr. Martin's role as general auditor will be crucial as the company continues to play catch-up in its financial reporting due to a $5 billion accounting scandal. Freddie Mac can be found online at http://www.freddiemac.com.

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