Towanda Brooks serves as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for HUD. In this role, she takes lead on Human Capital Services (Recruiting and Staffing, Executive Resources, Personnel Security Division, Employee Assistance Program, and Pay, Benefits, & Retirement Division), Policy, HUD LEARN, Support Services, and Performance Management. She provides leadership in agency human capital planning, HR Operations, accountability and policy. In this capacity, she supports and advises the CHCO in the management of HUD’s workforce and on applicable laws and regulations.
Prior to joining HUD, Towanda served as the Director, Human Resources Operations Center, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce. Her career spans 22 years in the federal government primarily in human capital and human resources. Towanda gained her leadership and human capital experience by serving in numerous senior leadership positions at the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, the Library of Congress, and the Department of Agriculture. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing from George Mason University, and a Master’s of Arts degree in Literature from The American University. She received a Program Certificate from Georgetown University in Government Executive Leadership.