Guy Rankin has dedicated himself to the design, production, and maintenance of affordable and economically vibrant communities. An eight-year veteran and former head of a county housing authority, Guy Rankin earned consistent praise for the work begun and accomplished under his leadership. Independent agencies cited that he had achieved more in his short tenure than many do in a lifetime.Guy Rankin is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He continued his education by enrolling in over 25 graduate-level courses in Public Administration. Rankin has also received a certificate in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.Guy Rankin has taken his knowledge and experience in bringing affordable housing to those individuals in need from the Houston, Texas, region and embarked on a new independent project. He founded International Housing Solutions (IHS), which seeks to offer attention to local communities across the globe. Guy Rankin and his team bring 150 years of combined experience to bear on the problems that a lack of housing can create and exacerbate in low-income environments. He serves as both President and CEO of the company.Currently, Rankin's team is working with public and private entities in South Africa and the Middle East on new emerging developments. Typical of Rankin’s working ethos, the projects will not only produce affordable housing structures, but also organize spaces to create central social and commercial corridors and the necessary infrastructure to support the community’s current needs and those for future growth.Guy Rankin and his colleagues aim to expand the business to include areas in South America. By spring of 2013, they plan to open a regional office in Brazil to facilitate their business.