The Trump administration has announced its intent to nominate Pam Patenaude to serve as the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Patenaude – who some previously speculated would be Trump’s pick to become HUD secretary – has more than 25 years of experience in housing, community economic development, real estate and public policy. She is president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families.
She previously served as assistant secretary for community, planning and development for HUD during the George W. Bush administration. She is also the former director of housing policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
“Pam is an exceptional choice for the position,” says David H. Stevens, CMB and president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, in a statement. “Personally, I have worked with her for a number of years, and she is exactly the kind of leader who will help support the secretary and also address the critical issues ahead for HUD. She has a well-informed understanding of the agency and essential technical knowledge of the real estate finance industry. I would encourage the Senate to move swiftly in confirming her nomination.”