Breaking: Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

To: MBA-NJ Members
From: E. Robert Levy, Esq.

Brian Montgomery, who was our Keynote Speaker at the Regional Conference in 2019, has been confirmed by the Senate to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the number 2 position at the Department. He will be serving under HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Montgomery has been Acting Deputy Secretary since January, 2019, while he continued to serve as FHA Commissioner.

Montgomery has been serving for a second time as FHA commissioner. He previously held the job under Former President George W. Bush, and stayed on for six months after former President Barack Obama's inauguration.

In addition to previously serving as FHA Commissioner, Montgomery also held other top positions through the government and housing industry, including:

Acting HUD secretary until Obama appointee Shaun Donovan was confirmed

HUD assistant secretary for housing.

Co-founder and partner at the Collingwood Group, LLC.

Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, headed up a White House working group to monitor all facets of the accident investigation, and was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in June 2004.

Board member on the Federal Housing Finance Board (2005-2008), the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 Oversight Board (2008-2009), and NeighborWorks America Board, where he also served as Chair of the Corporate Administration Committee (2005-2009). (source: Politico)

On a personal note, I believe that Brian’s confirmation for this important position with HUD is particularly important coming at this time in our country’s history. He is highly qualified for the position and both the industry and consumers will be the beneficiary’s of his confirmation.

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