President Bush on Friday said he intends to nominate Alphonso Jackson to become the 13th HUD Secretary.
|President Bush congratulates Alphonso Jackson on his nomination to become the 13th HUD Secretary.|
Mr. Jackson has been HUD's deputy secretary for nearly three years, and as such, he has managed the day-to-day operations of the Department.
Prior to coming to HUD, Mr. Jackson gained extensive housing, finance and management experience from directing public housing authorities in St. Louis, Washington, DC and Dallas.
He also has served as chairman of redevelopment agencies in Washington, DC and
St. Louis. Under his leadership, the Dallas Housing Authority was awarded the highest ranking of any big city public housing agency - consistently scoring 94 on a 100-point management scale used by HUD to measure the performance of local housing authorities.
A list of his professional appointments is extensive: The National Commission on America's Urban Families (92-93); Regional Selection Panel for the White House Fellowship Programs (90-92); and, The National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing (90-92). In addition, Mr. Jackson was a member of the National Welfare Simplification and Coordination Advisory Committee (92-93) and served as Chairman of the General Services Commission of the State of Texas (95-98).