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Keith Nelson

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I am pleased to announce that the new Assistant Secretary for Administration will be Mr. Keith Nelson.  Currently, he is serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs.  Keith brings a diverse background in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining DOT, he served as a senior consultant with LMI, where he led multiple multi-million dollar projects for Congress, Homeland Security, Department of State and FEMA, to name a few. 

In the public sector, he was the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He had responsibility over strategic planning, management and operations for a $250 million division.  He was also responsible for HUD’s nationwide facilities and workforce security and grants management.  Prior to his time at HUD, Keith worked with Secretary Chao at the Department of Labor as Associate Deputy Secretary for Management. Keith has an MBA from UCLA, a Master’s of Journalism from the University of California at Berkley, and a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.