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Former HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary Gisele Roget’s New Role

Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Single Family Housing Gisele Roget announced her departure from the Department of Housing and Urban Development effective Friday, November 8, to take over as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of External Relations at the National Credit Union Administration.

In this position, Gisele Roget will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff. In this role, she will also oversee the Office of External Affairs and Communications and lead the agency’s communications and congressional affairs initiatives.

“I’m honored by this appointment,” Roget said. “I’m eager to support the important initiatives undertaken by Chairman [Rodney] Hood to ensure the regulation of our nation’s credit unions is effective, not excessive.”

Previously, Roget held senior roles in the Global Government Relations division of MetLife. She also served on the professional staff on the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2014.

During her tenure in the Financial Services Committee, Roget worked on the development of financial services legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

Roget, a political appointee who joined HUD in July 2017, was directly responsible for managing the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program.

Roget sent an email to her colleagues at FHA last week thanking them for their efforts in making significant changes to credit and origination policy for both the forward and reverse mortgage programs.

"Thank you to all my dedicated FHA staff for the hard work over the years serving FHA’s borrowers," said Roget in an update on LinkedIn. "Since July 2017, we have made significant changes to credit and origination policy for both the forward and reverse mortgage programs. We made substantive revisions to FHA’s annual lender certifications, loan certifications and Defect Taxonomy. We have finalized the long-awaited Condominium Final Rule. Single Family Housing has also re-vamped loss mitigation policy for natural disasters. Thank you!"

About Author: Seth Welborn

Seth Welborn is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing. He is a contributing writer for MReport. An East Texas Native, he has studied abroad in Athens, Greece and works part-time as a photographer.

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