San Diego's Susan Riggs has been appointed deputy secretary of housing policy at the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Riggs has been executive director at the San Diego Housing Federation since 2010. She was an attorney at Best Best & Krieger LLP from 2008 to 2010, adjunct faculty at San Diego State University from 2006 to 2009 and vice president of government affairs at the San Diego Association of Realtors from 2004 to 2005.
Riggs served in multiple positions at the San Diego Housing Commission from 2001 to 2004, including chief policy adviser and senior policy analyst.
She was adjunct faculty at Southwestern College from 2000 to 2006, an associate at the Trammell Crow Company from 1999 to 2000 and an associate at CB Richard Ellis in 1999.
Riggs earned a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation.