HOUSTON (PRWEB) February 13, 2023
The Plaza Group, a leading international petrochemical marketing firm has announced the appointment of a new independent board member.
The existing board of The Plaza Group appointed Dr. Laura Murillo as a new board member; she will serve as Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. The new member will join Eugene Allspach, Carmine Falcone, and Gene Kenyon on the board.
“We are truly excited about the addition of Dr. Laura Murillo to The Plaza Group board,” said Randy Velarde, The Plaza Group President. “Dr. Murillo is a leader in the Hispanic community and brings more than 15 years of executive experience to the board; her leadership skills and insights regarding diversity, equity and inclusion are invaluable assets.”
About Dr. Murillo
Dr. Laura Murillo was named President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Under her leadership, the Chamber has set unprecedented records in membership and revenue, becoming one of the most influential Chambers in the nation. Just two years after taking the helm, Murillo, the Board of Directors, and dedicated staff won the National and Regional Hispanic Chamber of the Year Award from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Laura Murillo holds a B.A., a Master’s Degree, and a Doctorate from the University of Houston, where she served as an Executive for fifteen years and became the youngest Director in the University’s history. The University of Houston bestowed its highest honor, the President’s Medallion, to the Chamber and Dr. Murillo.
Prior to her current role, she served as an Executive at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center for seven years and served on the CEO’s Executive Committee. In 2021, she was admitted into the Harvard University Women on Corporate Boards Executive Program.
About The Plaza Group
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, The Plaza Group is a multi-million dollar international marketing company of refinery and petrochemical products. The company is a marketer of certain refining and chemical products for Cenovus Energy, CEPSA, Mitsui, Delek, Marathon, Valero, Southern Chemical and Total Energies. For inquiries call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company's web site at http://www.theplazagrp.com.