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John Cox -- Department of Housing and Urban Development
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer since May 2006, John W. Cox is responsible for overseeing the financial management practices that ensure the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development meets the needs of the housing community. His duties include preparing and accounting for HUD's budget, strategic and budget planning, and establishing and maintaining financial systems which process millions of transactions annually to support HUD projects. Mr. Cox has primary responsibility for filing timely and accurate financial statements for HUD and is responsible for establishing internal controls over financial matters for the department. Mr. Cox serves on the CFO Council Executive Committee and leads cross-agency teams focused on reducing intergovernmental unreconciled balances by improving the business processes. Mr. Cox comes to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from the private sector, where he was a consultant to private and public oil and gas and technology companies. He served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer at BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC) in Houston. In this capacity, he managed the tax, investor relations, accounting, treasury, and planning functions for this global provider of enterprise management software solutions. Mr. Cox also served as BMC's Vice President of Investor Relations and Taxation, and Manager of Taxation. Over 15 years at BMC, Mr. Cox reorganized the company's accounting functions, improved customer satisfaction, and reduced its cost structure. Before that, he spent five years with Ernst & Young, LLP in Houston. Mr. Cox served on the board of directors of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) from 2003 until his confirmation in May, 2006. He was chairman of the board's audit committee and served on the compensation and governance committees. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Cox and his wife, Sally, serve on the College of Liberal Arts Development Council at Texas A & M University. Mr. Cox is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.A. in Accounting and a CPA from the State of Texas. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C. with their daughter Kate.

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