In her new private sector role, Patenaude serve as a Senior Advisor for the company's housing and disaster recovery projects. She held the position of president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families before joining the Trump Administration, and was previously in HUD as Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning and Development under President George W. Bush.
"As disasters and emergencies evolve, our response and recovery to these events must evolve as well. We know that a one-size-fits-all solution does not work and that collaborative relationships must be forged to ensure that no one is left behind," said Madhu Beriwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of IEM. "Pam has the diverse and well-rounded expertise to help us craft recovery and housing solutions that work best for each individual community. This, paired with her intimate understanding of the complex policies that guide our work, will help communities rebuild safer and stronger."