Arlington, VA, March 6, 2014 – Leadership of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) today heralded the selection of Pamela Beck Danner to become the new Administrator for the Office of Manufactured Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to sources, on March 5th HUD notified Congress that Ms. Danner had been chosen for the job through a competitive civil service process.
Pamela Beck Danner is the principal in the law firm of Danner & Associates in McLean, Virginia, a full service law firm that concentrates on businesses, non-profit associations and estate planning. In the 80s Danner served at HUD, first as counsel and then as Director of the Office of Manufactured Housing and Regulatory Functions.
Nathan Smith, Chairman of MHI and principal in Kentucky-based SSK Communities, said that the appointment is a great day for the manufactured housing industry. “Being a past Administrator of the program makes Pamela well positioned to move us forward,” Smith said. “Along with the rest of the industry, I welcome her back and look forward to working with her in the years to come.”
MHI President and CEO Richard “Dick” Jennison added, “Ms. Danner will come to the table with a full plate of issues. Running her own law firm for the past two decades, her extensive industry background, and her prior HUD experience will enable Pamela to juggle and prioritize all of the pending matters before HUD. The selection of an excellent candidate to fill this important role is a major accomplishment for MHI and our members.”
The former head of the manufactured housing program at HUD (and recent CFPB official), Bill Matchneer, also had good things to say about Danner. “Pam is a good lawyer who thoroughly knows the HUD manufactured housing program,” he said. “I always enjoyed working with Pam and know the program will be in good hands. Congratulations and good luck to her.”
“I’ve known Pamela for many years,” said Joe Stegmayer, Chairman and CEO of Cavco Industries of Phoenix, Arizona. “She brings strong leadership skills and knowledge of the industry that is much needed at HUD right now.”