Secretary Henry Cisneros

In 1981, Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city. After serving four terms as Mayor of San Antonio, in 1992, President Clinton appointed then-Mayor Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After leaving HUD in 1997, he became president and COO of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster that has become the fifth most-watched television network in the nation. Secretary Cisneros is currently a member of the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation and was honored by the National Housing Conference as the “Housing Person of the Year.”