Shaun Donovan

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Shaun Donovan
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Designate
Taking office
July 2014
President Barack Obama
Deputy Brian Deese
Succeeding Brian Deese (Acting)
15th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 26, 2009
President Barack Obama
Deputy Ron Sims
Maurice Jones
Helen Kanovsky (Acting)
Preceded by Steve Preston
Succeeded by Julian Castro (Designate)
Personal details
Born (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Liza Gilbert
Alma mater Harvard University

Shaun L. S. Donovan (born January 24, 1966)[1] is the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, serving in the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Prior to this he headed the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. On December 13, 2008, in his weekly national radio address, President-elect Barack Obama announced that he would appoint Donovan to his cabinet.[2] He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate through unanimous consent on January 22, 2009[3] and sworn-in on January 26.[4] On July 10, 2014 he was confirmed to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York, Donovan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's in 1987, and earning a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design in 1995.[5][6]

Career[edit]

During the Clinton administration and the transition to the Bush administration, Donovan was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at HUD, and was acting FHA commissioner. He became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in 2004.[6][7]

While Secretary, Donovan oversaw the allocation of 75% of HUD's share of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act within one week of the bill's passage.[8]

During the 2008 United States Presidential campaign, Donovan worked for the Obama campaign.[1]

For President Obama's State of the Union addresses in 2010, Donovan served as the designated survivor.

On May 22, 2014 President Obama nominated Donovan to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.[9] On July 10, 2014 he was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 75-22.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shaun Donovan". The New York Times. December 13, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Secretary of Housing and Urban Development announced in Weekly Address". change.gov. December 13, 2008. Retrieved December 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Kate (2009-01-22). "More Obama Cabinet Nominees Confirmed". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ Staff (2009-01-29). "Shaun Donovan Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development". Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved 009-01-30. "On January 26, 2009, Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 15th United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development." 
  5. ^ "GSD Alumni and Friends News Archive". Harvard Graduate School of Design. March 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Calmes, Jackie (December 13, 2008). "New York Housing Chief Picked for Slot in Cabinet". The New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Biography of Commissioner Shaun Donovan". NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Archived from the original on June 28, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  8. ^ HUDNo.09-014/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Portal.hud.gov (2009-12-31). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  9. ^ Superville, Darlene. "White House: Obama to Add Julian Castro to Cabinet". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "United States Senate Periodical Press Gallery". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 

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Preceded by
Steve Preston
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
2009–2014
Succeeded by
Julian Castro
Designate
Preceded by
Brian Deese
Acting
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Designate

2014–present
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as Secretary of Health and Human Services
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as Secretary of Transportation
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