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Name: Treviño, Tammye
Current Position: Former Administrator

Tammye H. Treviño has served as administrator of the Rural Development Housing and Community Facilities Programs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture since June 2009. The agency administers aid to rural communities that focus on home ownership and restoration, farm worker housing, multi-family housing projects, community facilities and rental assistance.

One of ten children, Treviño was born and raised in Pearsall, a small town in south-central Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Sul Ross State University’s Rio Grande College in Uvalde, Texas.
From 1998 to 1999, Treviño was the economic development director for LaSalle County, Texas. In 1999, Treviño became chief executive officer of FUTURO (Families United to Utilize Regional Opportunities), an Uvalde, Texas, non-profit organization that provides housing, business, community development and technical assistance. She ran FUTURO for 11 years, and in this capacity helped qualify homeowners for loans to purchase or repair homes and to develop businesses. Treviño helped FUTURO receive a Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program loan and two Rural Business Enterprise Program grants. She was also secretary of the board of directors of Future of the Region, Inc.
In October 2009, President Obama appointed Treviño to The President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico.
Treviño has four children: Rafael, Amanda, Roberto, and Marissa Carpinteyro.
Tammye Treviño Biography (Rural Development Housing and Community Facilities Programs) (pdf)
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