Monday, April 7, 2008

George Van Horn Biography

Through professional accomplishment and 15 years of community involvement, George Van Horn has developed the skills and relationships to help lead The Woodlands into the future. He campaigned for Propositions 1, 2 and 3 to free The Woodlands from annexation by Houston and Conroe. He believes that new leadership is needed to carry out the overwhelming will of the people.

The functions of the existing property owners' associations will be merged into The Woodlands Township. He believes this merger should progress in a professional, co-operative manner to preserve our quality of life and that is sensitive to the rights and wishes of our citizens.

Community Involvement
For more than 15 years, George has served the community working with people in civic, educational and charitable activities and all levels of government. He was honored as Chamber Diplomat of the Year, 2006. He is the Leader of the Chamber's Affinity Team and serves on the Legislative Action and Economic Outlook Conference Teams. He is a member of Kiwanis (Special Olympics, Kids Fishing Tournament and Prayer Breakfast) and the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. Previously, he served for 5 years on another board which advised the Computer Information Department on curriculum. He is an elected member of The Woodlands Community Association Board of Directors.

Professional Accomplishment
In his business career, George Van Horn has focused on the management of financial resources and people and satisfying the needs of his clients. He has an MBA in Finance. His undergraduate education included economic development and the development and growth of cities. During his career, he has participated in more that $1 Billion in personal, commercial and municipal financings. He has been an Executive Vice President of a major bank and a Treasury Manager of a Fortune 500 company. He has successfully managed multi-million dollar mergers with a staff of several hundred.

For the past 15 years, he has been in the mortgage business in The Woodlands. He owns American Mortgage Solutions which is based in The Woodlands. It helps homeowners and small businesses in obtaining real estate financing. As a small business owner, he is in touch with the needs of The Woodlands homeowners and small businesses. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County and is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist.

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