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Senate Confirms Nani Coloretti as Deputy Secretary at HUD

Coloretti Becomes Highest Ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced Nani Coloretti’s Senate confirmation as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the highest ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration.  Coloretti hails from Kapahulu and graduated from ‘Iolani School in 1987. 

“The Department of Housing and Urban Development will gain an outstanding, well-qualified Deputy Secretary in Nani Coloretti,” Senator Schatz said.  “This is a proud moment for Hawai‘i and the Filipino-American community.  As a native of Kapahulu and the highest-ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration, Nani not only brings strong leadership experience, but the ability to inspire the next generation of Filipino-American leaders in Hawai‘i and across the country. I am proud to call Nani a friend, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role.”

Nani Coloretti’s most recent position was as Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Treasury, a position she has held since November 2012.  From 2009 to 2012, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget at Treasury.  Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Coloretti worked in the San Francisco Mayor’s office from 2005 until 2009, most recently serving as Budget Director.  Previously, Coloretti served as the Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families from 1999 to 2005.