Karen Jackson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Management Support for FAME.
Ms. Jackson provides direct leadership over Administrative and Management Services, Budget and Administrative Support, Executive Secretariat, Grants Management and Oversight and Management and Planning.
Previously, Ms. Jackson was General Deputy, Chief Technology Officer within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The OCIO provides oversight of HUD’s Information Technology (IT) enterprise development, operations, maintenance, security and portfolio management activities. In addition, she helped oversee the OCIO’s technical agenda that included IT Reform, Operations, Capital Planning and Investment Management, eGovernment, Security, and Enterprise Architecture.
Also, Ms. Jackson served in critical roles within HUD Headquarters. Ms. Jackson was Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, where she managed and led the Department's administrative operation. She achieved significant accomplishments for the organization and the Department's overall administrative mission and goals. Preceding that position, Ms. Jackson was Director for the Office of Administration and Management Services, where she managed Headquarters and field office facilities and building operations. Another key leadership position held by Ms. Jackson at HUD Headquarters was within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Budget. She was the Director, Administrative Expenses Division. Her mission as Director was to advise internal offices on Departmental Salaries and Expenses (S&E) policies, issues, regulations and to oversee the formulation and execution of a $1 billion S&E budget.
Since joining HUD, she has been recognized with outstanding achievement awards in several organizations, including a Distinguished Service Award. She is a graduate and award recipient from the John F. Kennedy Harvard School of Government and a Council for Excellence in Government Fellow Alumnae.
Ms. Jackson is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. She and her husband have three children. Ms. Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University and she holds a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and an active member of several boards.