Shaun Donovan

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Not to be confused with Shean Donovan.
Shaun Donovan
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Assumed office
August 5, 2014
President Barack Obama
Deputy Brian Deese
Preceded by Brian Deese (Acting)
15th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 26, 2009 – July 28, 2014
President Barack Obama
Deputy Ron Sims
Maurice Jones
Helen Kanovsky (Acting)
Preceded by Steve Preston
Succeeded by Julian Castro
Personal details
Born (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 50)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Liza Gilbert
Alma mater Harvard University (BA, MPA, MArch)

Shaun L. S. Donovan (born January 24, 1966)[1] is an American government administrator and housing specialist who serves as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Donovan is also the former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, serving from 2009 to 2014. 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 28, 2014 he was succeeded as Secretary by Julian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio. On July 10, 2014 he was confirmed to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on August 5, 2014.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York, Donovan holds three degrees from Harvard University: an A.B. from Harvard College in 1987, a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design in 1995.[6][7]

Donovan worked on private sector initiatives to finance affordable housing, and researched and wrote about the preservation of federally assisted housing as a visiting scholar at New York University.[8]

As a consultant, Donovan advised the Millennial Housing Commission on strategies for increasing multifamily housing development.[8]

Donovan also served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and was credited with creating the department's Marketplace Plan to build and preserve over 160,000 affordable homes, which was the largest city-sponsored affordable housing plan in US history.[8]

Career[edit]

Clinton Administration[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.

Bloomberg Administration[edit]

Donovan became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in 2004 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.[7][9]

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

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.[10]

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

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

Director of the Office of Management and Budget[edit]

On May 22, 2014 President Obama nominated Donovan to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.[11] On July 10, 2014 he was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 75-22.[12] He was ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on August 5, 2014.[5]

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 (January 22, 2009). "More Obama Cabinet Nominees Confirmed". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ Staff (January 29, 2009). "Shaun Donovan Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development". Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved January 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Joe Biden Swears in Shaun Donovan. Mark Wilson. August 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "GSD Alumni and Friends News Archive". Harvard Graduate School of Design. March 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Calmes, Jackie (December 13, 2008). "New York Housing Chief Picked for Slot in Cabinet". The New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Shaun Donovan". WhiteHouse.gov. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Biography of Commissioner Shaun Donovan". NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Archived from the original on June 28, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008. 
  10. ^ HUDNo.09-014/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Portal.hud.gov (December 31, 2009). Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  11. ^ Superville, Darlene. "White House: Obama to Add Julian Castro to Cabinet". Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 221. United States Senate. July 10, 2014. 

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