July 18, 2005
TAYLOR CASWELL NAMED HUD REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN NEW ENGLAND
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced that Taylor
Caswell has been named the Regional Director for the HUD Region I Office.
In this position, Caswell will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Region I, which includes Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island. One of 10 HUD regional directors in the United States, he will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities.
"Taylor's leadership skills, his extensive experience with federal, local and state government, and his dedication and commitment to public service will be great assets to us at HUD. His knowledge of the region will be invaluable as he strives to increase homeownership, create more affordable housing opportunities and promote economic and community development. We are extremely pleased to have Taylor join the team," said Secretary Jackson.
Prior to joining HUD, Caswell was director of government relations for KeySpan Corporation in New England. Caswell previously spent 10 years in Washington D.C. working in both the public and private sectors. He served five years
as part of the senior staff to Congressman Bill Zeliff of New Hampshire. Following that, Caswell represented the property/casualty insurance industry in Congress and with federal departments of the Clinton and Bush administrations. He has also worked in various capacities in presidential, congressional and gubernatorial campaigns since 1988.
While living in Washington, Caswell held various public and private positions in local planning issues. In 2000, he was appointed to a local planning committee dealing with neighborhood conservation, traffic planning, and preservation
by the Arlington County Board, the governing body of Arlington, VA.
Since returning to New England, Caswell has become involved in many community issues. He sits on New Hampshire's Youth and Government Advisory Committee; and he has served on several boards in the business and environmental sectors. He remains active in northern New Hampshire charitable activities including an endowment fund to improve medical access for low-income children in Grafton, Carroll, and Coos counties.
Caswell grew up in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, and now lives in Hollis, New Hampshire with his
wife Dr. Susan Ide Caswell and their two children.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.