The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald R. Riso, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is a new position.
Since 1991, Mr. Riso has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Student Financial Assistance at the Department of Education. He has also served as a senior partner with Riso and Dempsey, 1989 - 91; Associate Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget and Chief Financial Officer of the United States, 1987 - 89; Assistant Secretary for Policy, Budget and Administration at the Department of the Interior, 1985 - 87; vice president at Korn/Ferry International, 1984 - 85; and Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service at the Department of Justice, 1982 - 84.
Mr. Riso graduated from Lafayette College (B.A., 1953) and Wharton Graduate School (M.G.A., 1957). He served in the United States Army, 1953 - 55. He was born January 30, 1930, in New York, NY. Mr. Riso is married, has six children, and resides in Washington, DC.