Carissa Riddle currently serves as the Chief Risk Advisor in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development. She has worked in several areas within the Department, giving her a wide organizational perspective on Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management programs’ implementation, as well as IT project risk management, across various offices.
Prior to serving as risk advisor, Ms. Riddle was the Director of the Financial Management Center (FMC) for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. In this capacity, she oversaw the disbursement of the $20+ billion HCV program funds to the Nation’s housing authorities, introduced system changes, engaged in budget formulation and execution, and concurrently served as Project Delivery Lead for a large-scale Departmental IT transformation initiative. She also served as the Program Center Coordinator for the Office of Public Housing in the HUD Hartford Field Office and before joining HUD, Ms. Riddle served in various capacities with housing authorities in Wisconsin and Connecticut, including as a director for Section 8 and Family Self-Sufficiency programs, as well as deputy and executive director.
Ms. Riddle has over 26 years of experience in state and federal housing programs and management. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.