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Nani Coloretti (MPP ’94, PPIA - W. Wilson Fellow ’89)

Senior VP for Financial and Business Strategy, Urban Institute

Nani Coloretti

Nani Coloretti is currently the Senior Vice President for Financial and Business Strategy at the Urban Institute, and leads Urban's efforts to design business development plans and financial strategies while strengthening capacities in budgeting, strategic planning, and financial analytics.

Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Nani served as the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior official at HUD, Coloretti manages the Department’s day-to-day operations, including a $45 billion annual budget and approximately 8,500 employees.

Prior to joining HUD, Coloretti served as an Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she advised the Secretary on the development and execution of the Department's budget, strategic plans, and the internal management of the agency and its numerous bureaus.

In July 2012, President Obama appointed her as Member of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. She served as the Treasury Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget since 2009 and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Management since April 2012. After the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2010, Nani helped stand-up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, serving as the Acting Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining the Treasury Department, Nani spent four years as a policy advisor and budget director in San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's office, where she led the development and implementation of San Francisco's $6.2 billion dollar annual budget and supported reputable program development in several areas including health care.

She is a recipient of the National Public Service Award, the Public Policy and International Affairs Achievement Award, and the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

Last updated on 04/10/2017