The Honorable Henry Cisneros served four terms as the first Hispanic mayor of a major United States city, his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Cisneros accepted the position to serve as the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997, the full first term of President Clinton. Mr. Cisneros will address poverty in America and the many contributing factors to the hardships of lower-income Americans.
Henry devotes his efforts to improving the urban environment through CityView's investment funds. Cisneros is currently Executive Chairman to CityView, an urban institutional investment firm which finances commercial and residential developers, with more than $2 billion in transactions from 45 projects in 30 markets across 13 states. His governmental experience and dedication to America's cities are important features of CityView's "Smart Capital for Smart Growth" strategy.
Prior to establishing CityView, he served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and was the four-term Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M, with a Masters from the Kennedy School at Harvard and a PhD from George Washington University. Cisneros has received multiple honors and awards from within Texas and across the country.