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Maria Bynum
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December 13, 2010


Swearing-in ceremony for Jane C.W. Vincent
Jane C.W. Vincent was sworn in as HUD Regional Administrator on December 13 by John O. Sitzler, Jr., Esq., while her mother held the bible

PHILADELPHIA - Jane C.W. Vincent was sworn in today as HUD Regional Administrator for Region III, the Mid-Atlantic region that includes Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. John O. Sitzler, Jr., Esq. administered the oath at the afternoon ceremony with HUD partners, stakeholders and elected officials in attendance.

Vincent will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers. She will be responsible for
overseeing the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, as well as evaluating their efficiency and effectiveness.

"Jane has extensive public service and private sector housing and development experience that will make her an invaluable asset to HUD and the communities we support along the eastern seaboard," said Donovan. "Her expertise includes the analysis of issues related to supply and demand of affordable housing; residential development potential in urban downtown districts; and transit-oriented development projects, all of which are priorities in HUD's efforts to revitalize communities."

"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Secretary Donovan, Deputy Secretary Sims, the HUD staff in the Philadelphia region - as well as all the stakeholders - to make a difference on several of the largest economic issues currently facing our country ... the need for more affordable, sustainable housing and helping people to get back to work," said Vincent. "In my previous positions I have seen how public and private partnerships can greatly benefit communities. I am grateful for this opportunity to incorporate my experience, including the things I've learned at the Delaware Community Foundation, and my passion into an Agency that's vital to the recovery of this nation."

U.S. Senator Chris Coons was on hand to congratulate Vincent during the ceremony. He talked about their shared past and their shared future.

"Not only have I been proud to work in partnership with Jane in many years of service to the people of Delaware," Senator Coons said. "There is no one who will work harder, more collaboratively or more sincerely than Jane, and I
am confident that she is the right person to serve in this important position at this critical time for our country."

"I am very pleased President Obama selected Jane to be the Regional Administrator for HUD in Region III. Jane's extensive knowledge of housing and development issues combined with her ability to work with diverse groups clearly positions her to be a great leader during difficult economic times. I am also very pleased that Jane was willing to return to public service and share her leadership capabilities in an agency that will undoubtedly face tremendous demands on its resources in the coming months," said U.S. Representative Mike Castle.

Prior to joining HUD, Vincent was senior vice president for development for the Delaware Community Foundation, a public charitable institution while also serving as the president of the Vincent Group, a firm that specializes in providing affordable housing market research and support to non-profits and housing authorities.

From 2001 to 2005, Vincent was vice president at Real Estate Strategies Inc., where she served as a consultant specializing in support to housing authorities, local governments and private-sector developers. While there, she developed comprehensive affordable housing strategy for New Castle County, Delaware, participated in regional affordable housing studies in Pittsburgh and Baltimore; analyzed the market potential for downtown residential development in Wilmington, Pittsburgh, Trenton, and Boston, and performed market analyses of rental and for-sale developments for housing authorities, nonprofit and for-profit developers in urban and rural settings, including
HOPE VI developments in Stamford, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga and Wilmington, Delaware.

Over the course of her career, Vincent has held numerous other housing and community development positions including Wilmington, Delaware's Director of the Department of Real Estate and Housing and Acting Chief of Program Development for New Castle County, Delaware.

She has also been active in National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), serving as a member of the Board of Governors and as their international vice president. In 2006, she was selected as one of 25 U.S. participants for the Tri-Country Conference, held biennially in the U.S., United Kingdom, or Canada, to examine issues related to affordable housing. In 2009 she led a NAHRO delegation to Shanghai to share housing policies
and in 2008 she was the sole US representative to 2008 Chartered Institute of Housing and 2004 NAHRO Fellow for William Sutton Housing Association Exchange, an NPO providing 24,000 units of social housing in England.

Vincent's leadership and community advocacy work has earned numerous state and local awards from HUD, the University of Delaware, the City of Wilmington, the State of Delaware, Housing Opportunities of Northern Delaware, NAHRO, New Castle County Board of REALTORS, the Sierra Club and the Delaware Chapter of the American Institute
of Architects.

Vincent earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Psychology and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware. She earned the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College, Bryn Mawr,


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