UPDATE: Adrianne Todman Sworn in as HUD Deputy Secretary
On June 14, former NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman was sworn in as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A video of her remarks is available on the HUD website and on her official Twitter account, @DepSecTodman.
Todman was confirmed by a unanimous voice vote on June 10 after being formally nominated on March 24. Todman served as NAHRO CEO from June 2017 until her confirmation as Deputy Secretary.
During her tenure at NAHRO, Todman rightsized the association’s expenditures, restructured business functions, brought on new talent, and diversified revenue sources. She also focused on creating a member-centric culture at the association, raising the profile of the critical work undertaken by housing professionals, and advocating for funding and common-sense policy development that preserves and develops affordable housing, and helps families and communities thrive.
Before joining NAHRO, she served as the executive director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority, and served in several career positions at HUD. Todman is also a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands and a graduate of Smith College. To read her full biography click here.
“NAHRO’s loss is our country’s gain. We are grateful for the fearless and effective leadership she brought to NAHRO, and for the many ways in which she strengthened our association,” NAHRO President Sunny Shaw said. “We are thrilled to see such an experienced houser and proven leader, with such a deep understanding of affordable housing policy and practice, serve as Deputy Secretary at HUD, and we look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”