Beth Van Duyne is the Regional Administrator for the Region VI (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before joining the Administration, Beth was Mayor of the City of Irving, having served as a city council representative from 2004-2010. She has done extensive coalition building among local, state and federal officials throughout the country with the US Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, Texas Municipal League and North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Throughout her 25 year career, she has had the opportunity to work with small startup companies, mid-size private companies and Fortune 500 corporations like Verizon, American Airlines and SAP. She also ran her own consulting business, working with executives to develop strategic business plans, negotiation strategies, grassroots coalition building and federal and state legislative policy strategies. A frequently interviewed official, Beth has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Fox News and ESPN.
Concurrent with her municipal responsibilities, Beth was a member of the US Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, Community Leaders of America Texas Chair, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, past member of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board and is a Hatton Sumners Foundation trustee. She was a board member of the Irving Housing Finance Corporation Board from 2007-10 and Chaired from 2011-15. Beth also chairs the Economic Development Advisory Council and serves on the Executive Boards of both the North Texas Commission and the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.
Beth is the recipient of the 2016 National Security Patriot Award, 2016 Alain Bellet Award, 2016 Great Women of Texas Award, 2015 Community Bridge Award and the 2015 Defender of Freedom Award.