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Dr. Laura Murillo

Dr. Laura Murillo

Director - City Position 5

Board of Directors


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, 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 Telemundo Political Commentator.

She served as an Executive 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 bestowed its highest honor, the President’s Medallion, to the Chamber and Dr. Murillo.

She has received many state, national and international honors including being named among the “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas” and 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.

Dr. Murillo was also included in the “Top 10 Who’s Who in Business” and has been named a “Top 5 C-Suite CEO Finalist” by the Houston Business Journal.  In 2014, she was honored with the “Hispanic Leadership Award” by the National Football League (NFL).

Dr. Murillo serves on the Houston BBVA Compass Board of Directors, the University of Houston Board Of Advisors, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, the Houston Symphony’s Hispanic Leadership Council, the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Texas Advisory Committee.  In addition, she has served as a political analyst for Telemundo.  She is the proud mother of Marisa, 17 and Mia, 13.