Dr. Laura Murillo & the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


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The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Dr. Laura Murillo, President and CEO and with the support of the board and staff, is the largest Hispanic Chamber in the country.  The Chamber has developed and fostered strategic partnerships that often result in innovative public policy, stronger community relationships, and countless economic opportunities for its members.  Utilizing strong partnerships with many of the region’s most impactful energy companies, the Chamber recently hosted the Energy Summit & Business Expo, one of the city’s most insightful energy programs.  As Houston is in the energy capital of the world, the Energy Summit & Business Expo provides attendees with valuable information and insight into the current developments in the energy industry.

Dr. Laura Murillo, President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce speaking at the organization’s Energy Summit & Business Expo.

About the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is the leading regional advocate and champion for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community.  The Chamber’s membership is comprised of a wide array of entrepreneurs, executives, small businesses, and Fortune 500 firms.   

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as a catalyst for business opportunity and growth by:

  • Creating business opportunities for its members and corporate partners through its strong network of local, national, and international partnerships.
  • Organizing and sponsoring a wide array of programming – educational seminars, networking events, business-centric educational panels, and much more.
  • Identifying new and existing business opportunities and introducing members to new sources of business and commerce.

The Chamber executes its Strategic Vision through a series of initiatives, communication channels, and impactful community and corporate partnerships. These initiatives allow the Chamber to “sit at the table” where the conversations that impact the Hispanic community are had, and have its voice heard as a steadfast representative of the local Hispanic community. The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has an active Board of Directors, a professional staff led by a President & CEO, and a robust volunteer infrastructure – all of which help chart the course for the future of the Chamber.

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce acts as an effective business resource by:

  • Creating local, national, and international business opportunities for newcomers and members.
  • Organizing and sponsoring educational seminars and networking events such as membership orientations and breakfast meetings.
  • Developing dialogue with elected officials and corporations to advocate on behalf of our members.
  • Serving as mentors to Hispanic professionals and business owners.
  • Referring members to the proper sources of business and information.

Dr. Laura Murillo receiving her Icon Award at the 2016 d-mars.com Top 30 Influential Women of Houston Awards.

About Dr. Laura Murillo

Dr. Murillo is President and CEO of the Chamber.  She holds a B.A., a Master’s degree, and a Doctorate from the University of Houston.  The University  of  Houston  bestowed  its  highest  honor,  the  President’s  Medallion,  to  the  Chamber  and  Dr. Murillo.

Her leadership has not only made the Chamber the largest Hispanic chamber in the country, but has taken the organization to set unprecedented records.  She serves as the Founding President  &  CEO  of  the  Chamber’s  foundation, Founding  Executive Producer/Host  for  the  Chamber’s  television  program  on  CBS  KHOU,  and  for  the  Chamber’s  radio  and TV program on Univision.  Additionally, she is the Founding Executive Producer/Host for the Chamber’s radio program on 6 CBS radio stations, and she is a Telemundo Political Commentator.

She  has  received  many  state,  national,  and  international  honors,  including the “Top 10 Who’s Who in Business,” and the honor of “Top 5 C-Suite CEO Finalist” by the Houston  Business  Journal.   Dr. Murillo’s board memberships include the Houston BBVA Compass Board of Directors, the University  of Houston Board of  Advisors,  the  Mayor’s  Hispanic  Advisory  Board, and  the  U.S. Global  Leadership  Coalition’s  Texas  Advisory  Committee.

Some of Dr. Murillo’s community involvement includes:

  • Houston BBVA Compass Board of Directors
  • University  of Houston Board of  Advisors
  • University  of  Texas  MD  Anderson  Cancer  Center  Board  of  Visitors
  • Houston Symphony’s  Hispanic  Leadership  Council
  • Mayor’s  Hispanic  Advisory  Board
  • Harris  County-Houston  Sports  Authority  Board  of  Directors
  • Houston  Super  Bowl  Host  Committee
  • U.S. Global  Leadership  Coalition’s  Texas  Advisory  Committee

For more on the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.houstonhispanicchamber.com.




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