Assistant Deputy Secretary
Office of Field Policy and Management
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Before becoming Assistant Deputy Secretary, Field Policy and Management, Ms. McBride served as HUD’s Regional Administrator for Region X, serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Mary comes to headquarters from Seattle where she has ably served as Regional Administrator. During her tenure in Region X, Mary built a strong rapport with our partners throughout the Pacific Northwest. She promoted the President’s priorities on a variety of quality of life issues which encouraged and stimulated the very sort of innovation in housing and neighborhood improvements that we have come to expect from that part of the country.
Mary has also invigorated the Region X HUD workforce. Her constant encouragement and caring leadership approach energized and empowered those she worked with.
Prior to be named as HUD's Regional Administrator, McBride served as the South Sound Regional Director for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. In that capacity, she was responsible for addressing diverse constituent concerns and needs by providing resource referrals and problem-solving assistance to organizations, municipalities, businesses, associations, and individuals. She was a lead resource to Senator Murray for statewide initiatives involving affordable, public and farmworker housing, and community and economic development issues.
Prior to joining Senator Murray's staff, Mary was an appointee of the Clinton Administration serving in the position of Director of USDA - Rural Development for Washington State. Mary has over 25 years of proactive, results-oriented experiences in the areas of economic and community development at local, regional, state, national, and international levels. She is a recognized leader in reducing barriers, streamlining processes, forming effective, results-oriented partnerships, and creating customer driven efficiencies.
A Georgia Southern University graduate, McBride earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in criminal justice and continued her post graduate work at Eastern Washington University focusing on regional and urban planning.