President Trump has nominated Suzanne Israel Tufts to be the HUD assistant secretary for administration. Ms. Tufts is a consultant and attorney with experience in turnaround management and operations in the public and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Tufts founded a consulting firm that focuses on providing services for tax-exempt organizations and emerging companies. She is an expert in the field of inner-city social programming in the areas of microenterprise, education, and women’s issues. She has also been responsible for programs at housing authorities in New York. Ms. Tufts previously worked as president and CEO of the American Woman's Economic Development Corporation (AWED), the nation’s first women’s entrepreneurship training center. Under her leadership, AWED created emergency small business crisis services within 72 hours of the 9/11 attacks.