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Monica Matthews

Monica M.P. Matthews became the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May 2019. She has nearly 30 years of federal experience inclusive of both civilian and uniformed service human resources, with emphasis in the leadership of organizational transformation.  Monica’s work spans enterprise-wide human resources (HR) operations and program development, HRIT innovation, systems implementation, and integrated human capital solutions.  Ms. Matthews oversees the full range of strategic human capital services and human resource functions to enable HUD’s mission and workforce, which consists of approximately 7,000 employees located in ten regions across the United States.


Prior to joining HUD, Ms. Matthews served as the Director, Human Capital Client Services, within the Department of Commerce and the Deputy Human Resources Functional Director leading the design of DOC’s Local HR service delivery model.  Her career also includes joining General Services Administration’s, Unified Shared Services Management to develop the federal marketplace for integrated talent management solutions, along with various leadership positions within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Workforce Management organization.


Ms. Matthews has a proven track record of improving time to hire along with experience working in business partner models and shared service environments.  She has an intrinsic understanding of the key partnership HR plays across agencies to enable mission and improve client service.  As a strategic leader, Monica takes an inclusive approach to maximize solutions, service delivery, and outcomes –transforming strategies into actions, and actions into organizational results.