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Craig T. Clemmensen, Director of the Departmental Enforcement Center

Craig T. Clemmensen was named as the Director of the Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC) in May 2010. Prior to coming to the Enforcement Center, Mr. Clemmensen worked in the Office of Housing/FHA for eight years, where he served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Operations before becoming the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Operations in 2005.

Mr. Clemmensen first joined the DEC in 1998, where he was part of the management team that established the DEC. He served in a number of positions within the DEC, including Administrative Officer, Field Office Coordinator and the Director of the Office of Management and Administrative Services, before leaving the DEC in 2002 to go to the Office of Housing.

Mr. Clemmensen has over 20 years of service with the Department, and has also served in the Office of Administration and the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rider University.

 

James M. Beaudette, Deputy Director of the Departmental Enforcement Center

James M. Beaudette was named as the Deputy Director of the Departmental Enforcement Center in September 2010. He began his career at HUD in 1999 with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Housing Fraud Initiative in Los Angeles. After transferring to OIG's Atlanta office in 2002, he was appointed Special Agent in Charge in Los Angeles.

Before joining HUD, Mr. Beaudette supervised investigations for the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management in California and Northern Nevada. Prior to that, he worked as a U.S. Border Patrol Field Operations Supervisor working cross-border smuggling cases with Operation Alliance, a multi-agency taskforce in El Paso, TX. He transferred to Operation Alliance from a liaison position to the Office of the Vice-President where he was assigned to the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System. While there, his work related to the utilization of national intelligence assets for tactical law enforcement use. He also assisted in the establishment of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in areas related to land border interdiction. He began his civilian Federal career in Yuma, AZ as a Border Patrol Agent.

 

Rebecca Holtz Shank, Director of the Operations Division

Rebecca Holtz Shank is the Director of the Departmental Enforcement Center's (DEC) Operations Division.. She joined the DEC in December 2000.

Prior to joining the DEC, Mrs. Shank served as Acting Office Director of the Office of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Single Family Housing from August 1999 until December 2000. She also served as the Director of the RESPA/Interstate Land Sales Division from August 1996 until December 2000.

Mrs. Shank began her HUD career in the Office of General Counsel, first in the Office of Litigation, and later in the Office of Program Compliance where she was she served as the senior RESPA enforcement attorney for seven years. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and Mount Holyoke College.

 

Stanley E. Field, Director of the Compliance Division

Stanley E. Field was named as the Director of the Compliance Division in October 2010. He has been an attorney with the Office of Program Enforcement for the past nine years, where he represented HUD in debarment, civil money penalty and Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act proceedings.

Prior to joining HUD, Mr. Field had a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama that focused on general litigation, including torts, bankruptcy, probate and criminal law. He has served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force's Judge-Advocate General's Corps, working as Assistant Staff Judge-Advocate and Area Defense Counsel. Mr. Field is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Maryland School of Law.