former mayor of San Antonio, U.S. HUD secretary
Mr. Cisneros is a Principal of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co, and Chairman of CityView, which works with urban homebuilders to create homes affordable to average families. 1981, he became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio. During his four terms, he helped rebuild the city’s economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros was President and COO of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster. He earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University, a master’s in public administration from Harvard University, and a doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University.