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January 10, 2002
Jim Chaplin Named HUD Southeast Regional Director
ATLANTA - The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced
that Jim Chaplin has been named as Regional Director for the eight states and
two territories of HUD's Southeast Region, based in Atlanta.
As Regional Director, Chaplin will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers,
elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations,
stakeholders and customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities,
and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Chaplin is one of 10 Regional
Directors in the United States.
Chaplin has a long and distinguished career of 21 years of public service starting
in 1981 as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served
on the Appropriations Committee and the Local Government Committee.
In 1983, he was appointed by the Reagan Administration as an Executive Assistant
in HUD's Federal Housing Administration in Washington, D.C. From 1984-86, he
was HUD's Deputy Regional Administrator in Denver, and from 1986-95 he managed
the HUD Office in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was responsible for the administration
and delivery of HUD programs throughout the state.
Chaplin was a Senior Advisor in HUD's Office of the Chief Financial Officer
in Washington from 1995 to 1999. Since 1999, Mr. Chaplin has been a Senior Advisor
in the Office of HUD/FHA Comptroller. In these positions he performed special
assignments, which involved conducting studies and analyzing policies, programs
and legislative initiatives, and devising and implementing changes to enhance
the agency's operations.
Prior to his federal service, Chaplin was a member of the boards of directors
of the Colorado Housing Finance Authority and the Colorado State Board of Health.
He also was Regional Vice President of the National Apartment Association, owned
his own real estate company, and has extensive experience in property supervision
and property management. Mr. Chaplin has also organized and conducted leadership
seminars and lectured nationally on real estate issues.
Chaplin is a 1970 graduate of Brigham Young University where he was student
body vice president. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, is married and
has four children.
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