On June 9, 2009, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Tammye H. Treviño as Administrator for Housing and Community Facilities Programs in USDA's Rural Development agency.
Since 1999, Treviño served as chief executive officer for FUTURO, an Uvalde, Texas, non-profit organization that provides housing, business, community development and technical assistance. Before that, from 1998 to 1999, she was the economic development director for LaSalle County, Texas, where her accomplishments included the conversion a 47-county, South Texas think tank into a non-profit organization to work on regional economic development and other issues.
Treviño is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional as well as a certified Housing Development Finance Professional. She has worked extensively with USDA Rural Development programs. At FUTURO, Treviño qualified homeowners for loans to purchase or repair homes. FUTURO also received a Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program loan and two Rural Business Enterprise Program grants.
Treviño received her Master of Business Administration degree from Sul Ross State University's Rio Grande College, Uvalde, Texas, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Treviño is a native of Pearsall, Texas, and most recently lived in Uvalde.