Dr. Laura Murillo

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

President and CEO

Dr. Laura Murillo is President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Founding President and CEO of the Chamber’s Foundation. With the support of the Chamber Board and staff, she has set unprecedented records for the organization, helping it become the largest Hispanic Chamber in the country.

Dr. Murillo is also a well-known television and radio personality.  She is the founding executive producer and host for the Chamber’s television program Contacto on CBS, as well as Contacto en Español, its radio and TV program on Univision. Additionally, she is the founding executive producer and host for the Chamber’s radio program on CBS radio and is a frequent Telemundo political commentator.

She served as a senior executive director at Memorial Hermann, Texas Medical Center. She holds a B.A., a Masters Degree, and a Doctorate from the University of Houston, where she served as an executive. The University of Houston also bestowed its highest honor, the President’s Medallion, to the Chamber and Dr. Murillo.

Dr. Murillo was named among the “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas” and also received the “Top Latino Leader Award” by the National Diversity Council, “Woman of the Year” by Success Magazine, and the “International Leadership Award” by Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation.

Session: Luncheon: People, Passion, and Persistence