Beth Van Duyne became the regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Southwest Region in April 2017. Based in the Fort Worth regional office, she oversees HUD programs and operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas and manages eight HUD field offices and 700 employees. Ms. Van Duyne was the mayor of Irving, Texas from 2011 to 2017 and was an Irving city council representative from 2004 to 2010. Throughout her 25-year career, she has worked with organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations that include Verizon and American Airlines to develop strategic business plans, negotiation strategies and federal and state legislative policies. Ms.Van Duyne is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University where she earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus on city and regional planning, government and law.
Samantha Vigil has been in the housing industry for seven years. Before coming to MFA, Ms. Vigil worked for the Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation as the resident services specialist of the LIHTC, HOME properties.
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