The Office of Housing and City Improvement has tapped Alan Williams, a former member of the Florida Residence of Representatives, for a essential submit.
Williams was named deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental relations in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
The Tallahassee Democrat was amongst 19 workers appointments announced Monday.
“These talented and various individuals be part of HUD all set to produce results for the American men and women by tackling our nation’s housing problems to create a more powerful, far more equitable The united states,” HUD presented in a assertion.
Williams served in the Legislature from 2008 to 2016, at which point he was expression-limited. Throughout his time in the Household, he chaired the Florida Legislative Black Caucus and worked as Home Democratic Whip from 2012 to 2016.
He afterwards ran unsuccessfully for Leon County Supervisor of Elections. He has worked given that 2017 as a authorities relations marketing consultant for Meenan Regulatory and Legislative Lawyers.
Throughout his political occupation, Williams has served as the Secretary of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, a member of the White House Legislators Performing Group on Middle Class Economics. The Nationwide Black Caucus of Point out Legislators in 2014 named Williams as its Countrywide Legislator of the Year.
Williams has also held seats on several advisory boards, such as Management Florida, Management Tallahassee, the Bethel Local community Enhancement Corporation Board of Administrators, the Leon County Chapter of the FAMU Countrywide Alumni Affiliation, and the Town of Tallahassee Airport Advisory Board.
He also played a role in President Joe Biden’s campaign previous yr. He joined the campaign in September as a coordinated coalition strategic adviser in Florida. His responsibilities included serving as a surrogate and convener for the campaign’s virtual situations and doing the job as the personnel lead for campaign functions featuring former President Barack Obama and now-Very first Lady Jill Biden.
He previously labored in 1996 for President Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign.
Williams, in the months due to the fact Biden’s inauguration, has regularly promoted the vision of HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. He’s advocated for the “Build Back again Better” messaging from the agency beneath the new President.
He is a double alumnus of Florida A&M University, where by he gained a bachelor’s and master’s diploma in business enterprise administration. He has also ongoing to keep included in Tallahassee location politics.