July 28, 2011
CARRIE S. SCHMIDT NAMED HUD RICHMOND DIRECTOR
RICHMOND - Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent announced Carrie S. Schmidt as the HUD Richmond Director. In this capacity, Schmidt will oversee the coordination of HUD programs throughout Virginia with the exception of Northern Virginia.
"Carrie brings a wealth of experience to the position having worked in several other capacities at U.S.D.A. Rural Development," said Vincent. "She has the wherewithal to implement public policies collaboratively with HUD's partners while providing outstanding customer service."
Carrie has over 25 years experience in housing, community and economic development. She recently served as Director, Community Programs for USDA Rural Development serving all rural communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, she served as Deputy Director for the Rural Housing Service in Washington, DC, and held numerous positions within Rural Development.
"Her experience will prove invaluable in connecting HUD to its partners and customers," said Vincent. "Having worked at Rural Development, she will help grantees leverage available HUD programs to serve their objectives and to fulfill HUD's mission."
"I'm excited to be part of the HUD family," said Schmidt. "I look forward to working with our partners and customers
to strengthen communities, increase affordable housing and improve the quality of life for citizens."
Carrie received her M.S. Degree from Virginia State University, B.S. Degree from Virginia Tech, and A.S. from Ferrum College. She and her husband reside in Chesterfield County.
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