Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management (FPM)
Matthew F. Hunter is the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), a position he has held since June of 2017. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing the strategies through which the Secretary's initiatives are carried out in the field, fostering relationships between HUD and community partners across the nation, managing HUD's 10 regional offices and 54 field offices and collecting vital operational feedback for HUD's leadership. This is Mr. Hunter's second time working at HUD; prior to serving Secretary Carson, he served Secretary Martinez as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and White House Liaison.
Prior to returning to HUD, Mr. Hunter was a Senior Advisor at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. Before that he worked as an advisor and consultant to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Haas Center for a Fair and Inclusive Society at Berkeley, the Smarter Schools Project and the University Innovation Alliance.
Mr. Hunter has also worked on several political campaigns, notably Marco Rubio's first Senate campaign. He was Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez in his capacity as General Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), and served as Deputy Chief of Staff and State Director for Senator Martinez's official Senate office.
Prior to his service with Senator Martínez, Mr. Hunter served as an Associate Political Director at the White House and the presidential transition team for the White House Political Affairs office.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and holds a Master's Degree in International Business from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida, Class XXV. When not working, he is an avid Phillies fan, traveler, fly-fisher and golfer. Originally from Jenkintown, PA, he resides in Washington, DC and Orlando, FL.