Henry Cisneros

Founder & Chairman
Henry Cisneros is Chairman of the CityView companies, community-building firms dedicated to producing workforce homes in America's cities. From 1997-2000, Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster that is the fifth-most-watched television network in the nation. From 1993 to 1997, he served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to joining President Clinton's Cabinet, he was chairman of Cisneros Asset Management Company, a fixed income management firm operating nationally. In 1981, Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, TX. He has served as president of the National League of Cities, chairman of the National Civic League, deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and board member of the Rockefeller Foundation, and is National Chairman of the After-School All-Stars. He is also a member of the board of Countrywide Financial, the nation's prime originator of home mortgages. Cisneros is Chairman of the American Sunrise Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts 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. He has been awarded over 20 honorary doctorates.


Video from Center for Public Policy Priorities - 2013 Texas Legacies Mary Alice and Henry Cisneros