FORA.tv Speaker - Laura Murillo
Dr. Laura Murillo is President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. With the support of the Chamber Board and Staff, she has set unprecedented records, including becoming the largest Hispanic Chamber in the country.
She also serves as the Founding President & CEO of the Chamber’s Foundation and The Emerging Leaders Institute. Dr. Murillo is the Founding Host/Producer for the Chamber’s Television Program on CBS Channel 11 and for the Chamber’s Spanish Radio Program on Univision America. Additionally, she is Founding Host/Producer for the Chamber’s Radio Program on (6) CBS Radio Stations.
She served as an Executive at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. She holds a B.A., a Masters Degree, and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston, where she served as an Executive. The University of Houston most recently bestowed its highest honor, the President’s Medallion, to the Chamber and Dr. Murillo.
She has received several state, national and international honors including being named among the “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas” by both the National Diversity Council and the Texas Hispanic Magazine, “Woman of the Year” by Success Magazine and the International Leadership Award by Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation.
Dr. Murillo was also named among the Top 10 Who’s Who by the Houston Business Journal, Houston’s Top 25 People of 2013 by First Class Magazine, and the National Football League (NFL) recently honored Dr. Murillo with the Hispanic Leadership Award.
Dr. Murillo serves on the Houston BBVA Compass Board of Directors, the University of Houston’s Board of Visitors, Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board, The Nau Cultural Heritage Center Board, The National Museum of American Latinos Host Committee and the Houston Symphony’s Hispanic Leadership Council. Born and raised in Houston’s East End, she and her husband, Jose Luis, have two daughters, Marisa and Mia.
09.03.14 | 02:07:14 min
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