|U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||December 13, 2008|
|Confirmed||January 22, 2009|
|Appointed||January 26, 2009|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Birthday||January 24, 1966|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
Donovan previously served in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration and was New York City's Housing Commissioner prior to becoming the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Donovan was born in New York City before attending college at Harvard University for engineering. He continued at Harvard, earning a Master of Architecture and a Master of Public Administration in 1995. He served in two presidential administrations with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), advised President Obama's presidential campaign and served as the Housing Commissioner in New York City.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Donovan's academic, professional and political career:
- 1987: Graduated from Harvard University
- 1995: Earned M.A. and M.P.A. from Harvard University
- 1995-1998: Worked for the Community Preservation Corporation
- 1998-2001: Appointed to the HUD by President Clinton
- 2001-2002: Visiting Scholar at New York University
- 2002-2004: Director of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company's FHA initiatives
- 2004-2008: Housing Commissioner for New York City
- 2008: Adviser on Barack Obama's presidential campaign
- 2009-Present: U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Donovan is married with two children.
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- Official biography
- NCSHA, "Senate Confirms Shaun Donovan as New HUD Secretary," January 27, 2008
- WhiteHouse.gov, "Secretary Shaun Donovan," accessed December 29, 2013
- Washington Post, "Shaun Donovan," accessed December 29, 2013
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