HUD No. 08-098
July 7, 2008
GREENWOOD SWORN-IN AS HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONGRESSIONAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
WASHINGTON - Sheila M. Greenwood is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. Greenwood was sworn in by HUD Secretary Steve Preston today after the Senate confirmed her nomination last month.
"As this Department increasingly becomes the focus of our nation's housing recovery, there is no better person than Sheila to serve as our principal liaison to Capitol Hill and our local communities," said Preston. "Sheila also has a keen appreciation for the needs of our Gulf States as they continue to rebuild after those devastating hurricanes nearly three years ago."
Greenwood said, "I plan to work closely with our Congressional partners to resolve complex housing and community development issues utilizing bi-partisan coalitions. In the remaining months of this Administration, Americans require and expect that we work together to confront the myriad of legislative initiatives and difficult policy choices before us."
Greenwood served as HUD's Deputy Chief of Staff since last October where she helped to manage the Department's role in supporting the long-term disaster recovery along the Gulf Coast. Before coming to HUD, Greenwood was the Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding (OGCR). Greenwood was also a senior member of the Department of Labor's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs where she spearheaded that agency's successful effort to re-write the nation's overtime laws on Capitol Hill.
Prior to serving the Bush Administration, she was a Vice President in the Washington, DC Government Relations office of Citigroup. Greenwood, nee McNamara, is a native of Lafayette, LA and has a Bachelors degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Currently she, her husband Beau, and their son Tripp live in Alexandria, Virginia.