Addie Whisenant

Chief of Staff

Image: Addie WhisenantAddie Whisenant served as assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Biden-Harris administration, where she oversaw internal and external communications, media relations, digital, and stakeholder engagement for the agency and served as a key advisor to Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. Prior to her time at HUD. Whisenant held several top-level roles, including serving as the Director of African American Media in the White House.

Whisenant received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

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