HUD Announces New Leadership Appointees

Ahead of Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as HUD Secretary, HUD yesterday announced a slew of leadership appointments aimed at solidifying the Biden Administration’s footprint on the department.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio

“These last four years have tested our faith in our government, our democracy and at times, our humanity,” said Acting HUD Chief of Staff Jenn Jones. “This experienced team is hard at work alongside fellow career staff to rebuild the department and to increase equitable access to housing for millions of families. With their vast expertise and knowledge and their unwavering commitment to serving the American people, this team will play a vital role in the Biden Administration’s ambitious agenda to build back better.” 

Jones announced the following leadership appointees:

Office of the Secretary

Chief of Staff: Jenn Jones

White House Liaison: Analysse Escobar

Senior Advisor – Rental Assistance: Peggy Bailey

Senior Advisor – Budget, Policy and Programs: Joe Carlile

Senior Advisor – Housing Finance:  Alanna McCargo

Senior Advisor – Housing and Services: Richard Cho

Executive Assistant to the Secretary: Imani Edwards

Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Principal Deputy General Counsel:  Damon Smith

Deputy General Counsel for Enforcement: Sasha Samberg-Champion

Senior Counsel:  Elly Kugler

Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs: Michael Burns

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement: Anne Brewer

Press Secretary: Meaghan Lynch

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (CIR)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations: Sarah Brundage

Congressional Relations Specialist: Sahian Valladares

Office of Administration (OA)

Director of Advance: Ronald Carson

Office of Policy, Development and Research (PD&R)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development: Ben Winter

Special Advisor to Assistant Secretary: Aaron Shroyer

Federal Housing Administration/Office of Housing (FHA/Housing)

Special Assistant: Will Innes

Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Special Assistant: Stephen Lucas

Office of Community, Planning and Development (CPD)

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary: Arthur Jemison

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs: Kevin Bush

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development: Robin Keegan

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)

Special Policy Advisor: Chang Chiu

Fudge, nominated by President Biden to be HUD Secretary, appears before the Senate Banking Committee this Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The remote hearing can be accessed online here.