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May 8, 2017
Beth Van Duyne Named HUD SW Regional Administrator
Will oversee HUD programs in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana
FORT WORTH - Former Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne today announced that she is honored to be joining the Trump Administration in serving as the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Southwest Region. As Regional Administrator, she will work in HUD's Regional Office in Fort Worth, Texas, and oversee HUD programs and operations in the Region's five states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
"I could not be more thrilled to assist Secretary Carson in HUD's mission to improve affordable housing opportunities and bring much needed economic development to underserved areas of our nation," said Van Duyne. "He is a tremendous optimist who believes in solving problems, getting results, and delivering reforms that will make positive and long-lasting improvements in people's lives and the communities in which they live. I share in the Secretary's vision and look forward to meeting with stakeholders from throughout this region to ensure HUD is focused on effectively addressing the needs of our states, cities, and communities."
Prior to being named Regional Administrator, Van Duyne was Mayor of the City of Irving from 2011 to 2017, and was a City Council Representative from 2004-2010. Former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, she actively represented the city with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, Texas Municipal League and North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Throughout her 25-year career, she has worked with small startup companies, mid-size private companies and Fortune 500 corporations Verizon, American Airlines and SAP. She also ran a consulting business where she helped executives develop strategic business plans as well as negotiation strategies, grassroots coalition building and federal and state legislative policy strategies.
Van Duyne is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree with studies in city and regional planning, government and law. She is the recipient of numerous community awards.
Van Duyne further noted, "Being able to serve as SW Regional Administrator is very exciting as it keeps me close to home, family, and the communities I have worked with for many years. As my two wonderful children, Katie and Pearce, make their way through high school, remaining in this area was critical to my decision. I am very thankful that I will be able to continue my efforts to deliver innovative solutions for my home state of Texas while working to create opportunities in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma."
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.
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