Leo Vasquez

Leo Vasquez

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Leo Vasquez has served the State of Texas for over 24 years on the governing boards for major governmental agencies. Appointed in 2017 by Gov. Greg Abbott, Chairman Vasquez currently leads the governing board for the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs (TDHCA). TDHCA generates roughly $3.5B annually of value in affordable housing tax credits, loans, grants, mortgages, and community development and assistance funding. In early 1999, Leo was appointed by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush as a Commissioner of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), ultimately serving as the Commission Chairman. In late 2005, Gov. Rick Perry moved Leo to the governing board for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and reappointed Leo in 2011. Leo also served as the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar for two years where he led the 500-employee office annually collecting over $5B, processing 8MM transactions, and maintaining the county’s voter roll of 2MM citizens. In his professional life, Vasquez serves his clients in consulting/advisory roles providing strategy, finance, M&A, and management services in diverse industries from coffee to real estate to distilled spirits. He has worked with entities ranging from entrepreneurial starts-ups to multibillion dollar multinational organizations. Leo earned his BA in Economics from Yale University and his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He also holds a Governance Fellow designation having completed the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Director Professionalism course of study. As a season ticket holder for 22 years, Leo is an avid fan of the World Champion Houston Astros.

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