Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center is excited to announce that Scott Brown, Carlos Curbelo, and Terri Ludwig have joined the Advisory Committee of BPC’s J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. They join an esteemed group of housing policy experts and political leaders who will help guide and direct the center’s work, including:
- Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio
- Shaun Donovan, former HUD Secretary and OMB Director
- Sean Duffy, former U.S. Representative
- Renee Lewis Glover, Founder and Managing Member, The Catalyst Group, LLC
- Pamela Hughes Patenaude, former HUD Deputy Secretary
- Egbert L. J. Perry, Chairman and CEO, The Integral Group, LLC
“Our three newest committee members have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to advance solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing problems on a bipartisan basis,” said Dennis C. Shea, the center’s executive director. “Their collective expertise, experience, and enthusiasm will be essential in guiding BPC’s work and helping us realize the center’s vision of an America where every family can live in a decent, safe, and affordable home.”
Terri Ludwig is the president of Ballmer Group Philanthropy, directing resources to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States, especially those who have been pushed furthest from opportunity. Under Terri’s leadership, Ballmer Group has become a leading national funder for strong, data-driven community partnerships among public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Ballmer Group has made significant investments to catalyze change in areas that affect economic mobility—such as early learning, youth justice, and supporting communities of color. Terri’s career has focused on leading cross-sector solutions that tackle some of society’s toughest challenges, including through her past work as CEO of Enterprise Community Partners and chair of the Board of Enterprise Community Investments.
Scott Brown is a prominent diplomat, political leader, and attorney, with a long history of public service. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa—one of the longest serving ambassadors under the Trump administration. During his tenure, he was instrumental in passing the Kiwi Act and expanding U.S.-NZ economic relations and cooperation in tech and innovation. In 2010, Brown won a special election and served in the U.S. Senate for three years representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During his time in Congress, Brown served as ranking member on the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and was frequently recognized as the most bipartisan senator. He worked extensively on veteran’s issues, sex offender accountability, child trafficking, and other law enforcement issues to keep children and families safe. Earlier in his career, Brown served as a legislator in the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Carlos Curbelo is a former member of U.S. House of Representatives and co-founder of Vocero. First elected to Congress in 2014, Curbelo served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Education and Workforce Committee, the Small Business Committee, as well as the Committee on Ways and Means, where he co-authored the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. While in Congress, Curbelo also was a leader on climate policy, immigration reform, and gun safety. He co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, served in a leadership role in the Problem Solvers Caucus, and led the Brazil Caucus to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Latin America’s leading economy. He returned to the private sector in 2019 when he co-founded Vocero, a communications and strategic consulting firm.
The newly-launched J. Ronald Terwilliger Housing Policy Center is BPC’s first named policy center. The center is working to advance bipartisan policies that support broad access to affordable housing by expanding supply and better supporting households.
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