Henry Cisneros
  • Kinder Fellow
  • Chairman & Co-CIO, American Triple I Partners
  • Partner & Vice Chairman, Siebert Wlliams Shank & Co. LLC

Henry Cisneros is Chairman & Co-CIO of American Triple I Partners and Partner & Vice Chairman of Siebert Wlliams Shank & Co. LLC.

After serving three terms as a city councilmember, in 1981, Cisneros became the first Hispanic American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. In 1984, Cisneros was interviewed by the Democratic Presidential nominee as a possible candidate for vice president of the United States.

In 1992, President Clinton appointed Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros has been credited with initiating the revitalization of many public housing developments and with formulating policies which contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate.

After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications. He has served as president of the National League of Cities, as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and as vice-chairman of Habitat for Humanity International.

Cisneros holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University. He served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. Cisneros is married to Mary Alice P. Cisneros, who from 2007 – 2011 served on San Antonio’s City Council. They have three children and four grandchildren.