U.S.-Mexico Foundation

Henry G. Cisneros

Henry G. Cisneros is currently Executive Chairman of CityView, a company that works the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families.

Mr. Cisneros is the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. As HUD Secretary, he was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies that contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate. In his role as the President’s chief representative to the nation’s cities, Mr. Cisneros personally worked in more than 200 U.S. cities in every one of the 50 states.

Prior, Mr. Cisneros served four terms as the second Hispanic mayor of a major United States city his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. He was elected to three terms in the San Antonio city council. After public office, Mr. Cisneros served as President and COO for the Spanish-language network Univision from 1997-2000.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cisneros has remained actively involved with creating housing and development to result in urban revitalization for this country’s large cities. He is also a diligent advocate for the Latino community. He has and continues to serve on corporate boards, as well as chairing and serving on several non-profit boards to promote Latinos and the immigrant population, in addition to furthering the efforts for fair housing policy. Mr. Cisneros has authored, edited and collaborated on several books, and is an in-demand public speaker.

Mr. Cisneros received a B.A. and an M.A. in Urban Planning from Texas A&M, an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University.


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