|Director of the Office of Management and Budget|
August 5, 2014
|Preceded by||Brian Deese (Acting)|
|15th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
January 26, 2009 – July 28, 2014
Helen Kanovsky (Acting)
|Preceded by||Steve Preston|
|Succeeded by||Julian Castro|
January 24, 1966 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University (BA, MPA, MArch)|
Shaun L. S. Donovan (born January 24, 1966) 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. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate through unanimous consent on January 22, 2009 and sworn-in on January 26. 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.
Early life and education
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.
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.
As a consultant, Donovan advised the Millennial Housing Commission on strategies for increasing multifamily housing development.
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.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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
On May 22, 2014 President Obama nominated Donovan to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. On July 10, 2014 he was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 75-22. He was ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on August 5, 2014.
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