David Horne

David Horne is a Senior Advisor to Keller McIntyre & Associates. He provides the firm with expertise of the Executive Branch agencies, housing issues, and the political landscape in Washington.

David served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There he oversaw the day-to-day management of HUD's $40 billion budget and 9,300 employees. He was involved in policy matters affecting the FHA, public housing (including HOPE VI), senior, disabled, and AIDS housing, Community Development Block Grants, and natural disaster assistance.

Previously, David spent six years working for New York Representative Rick Lazio as his Chief of Staff. He was also Senior Counsel for Mr. Lazio's Banking Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. David was the primary staff negotiator for the landmark housing and HUD reform bill and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, and was involved in initiatives relating to appropriations, health care, and international relations. In addition, David served as Senior Advisor for Mr. Lazio's Senate bid.

From 1990 to 1995 David practiced law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, working mostly on bankruptcy, real estate, and corporate reorganization cases.

David received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

David was the political director for the National PAC, the largest, independent, bi-partisan political action committee in the country. He also worked briefly for the Departments of Labor and Commerce, and for the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

David resides in Washington, DC, with his wife Connie Lausten and their three children.




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