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HUD Announces New Staff Appointments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced new roles and additions to the HUD staff. A large pool of talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for Americans by addressing and tackling our nation’s housing challenges to help build a stronger, more equitable America.

Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order.

  • Adjoa B. Asamoah, Senior Advisor for Racial Equity, Office of the Secretary
  • Sofia Greco-Byrne, Special Advisor, Office of the Deputy Secretary
  • Colin Higgins, Policy Advisor, Office of the Deputy Secretary
  • Peter Hunter, Senior Advisor and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Ruth Jones Nichols, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, Office of Public Affairs
  • Corey Minor Smith, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel
  • Alexis Pelosi, Senior Advisor, Office of Community Planning and Development
  • Felecia Rotellini, Senior Advisor, Government National Mortgage Association
  • Vianne Singh, Special Assistant & Lead Communications Strategist, Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Sam Valverde, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Government National Mortgage Association

HUD also welcomes all 10 Regional Administrators (all previously announced via The White House):

  • Juana Matias, Region I Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Region II Regional Administrator, Office of the Field Policy and Management
  • Matthew Heckles, Region III Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Jose Alvarez, Region IV Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Diane Shelley, Region V Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Candace Valenzuela, Regional VI Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Ulysses "Deke" Clayborn, Region VII Regional Administrator, Office of the Field Policy and Management
  • Dominique Jackson, Region VIII Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Jason Pu, Region IX Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management
  • Margaret Salazar, Region X Regional Administrator, Office of Field Policy and Management

HUD is also announcing new roles for the following appointees:

  • Sarah Brundage, Senior Advisor for Housing Supply and Infrastructure, Office of the Secretary (previously General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations)
  • Brian Castro, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations)
  • Jim Crawford, Special Assistant, Office of Public and Indian Housing (previously Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary)
  • Meaghan Lynch, Senior Press Secretary, Office of Public Affairs (previously Press Secretary)

Lopa P. Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will deliver the morning keynote at Five Star's Government Forum on April 27 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. To experience her insights and those of the Forum's other subject-matter experts, click here to register.

Previous staff announcements can also be found on HUD.gov.

About Author: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport, with more than six years of writing experience. She has served as Editor-in-Chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington. She has covered events such as the Byron Nelson, Pac-12 Conferences, the Women in Dallas Film Festival, to freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, she is an avid jazz lover and reader. She can be reached at [email protected]
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