Nani Coloretti
Nani Coloretti

President Obama has nominated two women to key posts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Nani Coloretti has been nominated to serve as HUD deputy secretary, the second most senior position at the federal agency.  Maurice Jones had previously held the post and left in January after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe nominated him to serve as the commonwealth’s secretary of Commerce and Trade.

Coloretti has worked in the Obama administration since 2009. She has been the assistant secretary for management at Treasury, a post she has held since November 2012. She also served as deputy assistant secretary for management and budget. Prior to that, she spent four years as a policy advisor and budget director in the San Francisco mayor’s office.

Erika Moritsugu has been nominated to serve as HUD’s assistant secretary for congressional and governmental affairs. The post has been vacant since Peter Kovar left last spring.

Moritsugu has been the deputy assistant director for legislative affairs at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. She also previously served as deputy legislative director for former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii).

Both women must be confirmed by the Senate.