Senate confirms former CUNA attorney for top HUD lawyer

August 12, 2021

Former CUNA Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel Damon Smith was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to serve as general counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We congratulate our former colleague on his Senate confirmation,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Damon was a trusted voice for credit unions during his time at CUNA, and I have no doubt that HUD will be benefit from his expertise.”

Smith was nominated by President Joe Biden for the position in June. He previously served as acting general counsel for HUD in 2014.