President Obama recently submitted his nominations for two key posts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), nominating Nani A. Coloretti for Deputy Secretary, the second most senior position at the agency, and Erika Moritsugu for Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Government Affairs.
Nani Coloretti has worked in the Obama administration since 2009, serving as assistant secretary for management at Treasury since November 2012, and previously as deputy assistant secretary for management and budget. Prior to that, Coloretti spent four years as a policy advisor and budget director in the City of San Francisco Office of the Mayor. If approved, Coloretti will take over the Deputy Secretary post from Maurice Jones, who left the job in January after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe nominated him to serve as the commonwealth’s secretary of Commerce and Trade.
Erika Moritsugu most recently served as the deputy assistant director for legislative affairs at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Prior to that she served as deputy legislative director for former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii).has been nominated to serve as HUD’s assistant secretary for congressional and governmental affairs. The assistant secretary position has been vacant since Peter Kovar left in Spring 2013.
Both women must first be confirmed by the Senate.