Resumé

Matthew L. Houston

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EXPERIENCE

MLH Enterprises                                                                                           Dallas, TX

09/13- present              Principal

  • Manage education, business, and political organizations in marketing, branding, and company culture
  • Responsible for creating programs to enhance elementary, middle, and high schools in leadership of the student body
  • Provide workshops/lectures to college students and young professionals to develop them professionally

Group Excellence                                                                                           Dallas, TX

08/09- 9/13                  Executive Director/External Affairs

  • Manage business development and contract implementation relationships with over 100 School Districts, 40 Colleges, and other education entities in the United States
  • Responsible for external relationships/partnerships with other companies and organizations involving tutor recruitment, corporate mentors, in-kind contributions, & reporting student achievement results to parents, schools, and district administrators

08/08-08/09                 Regional Manager

  • Recruited, trained, and managed staff of 250 tutors, supervisors, and directors to provide educational programs throughout the North Texas area
  • Developed GEx leadership programs to develop college students and professionals

08/06-08/08                 Area Coordinator

  • Managed programs to promote effective  mentoring/tutoring environments in elementary, middle, and high school grade levels at 30 schools
  • Worked with several school administrators in implementing Group Excellence programs in area
  • Trained/Managed staff of 50 to work at campus tutoring programs

AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair of the Board: Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member:  City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Board
  • Immediate Past President:  Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals
  • Board Member:  Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Board Member:  SMU Black Alumni Association
  • Member:  Dallas Citizen’s Council
  • Alumnus:  Mayor’s Star Council
  • Member: Chairman’s Task Force- State Fair of Texas
  • Member:  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member: Education Industry Association

EDUCATION

Texas Christian University                                                                            Ft. Worth, TX

Masters of Business Administration, December 2014

 

Southern Methodist University                                                                      Dallas, TX

B.A., Economics, May 2006

 

Dallas Blueprint for Leadership Program (Center for Nonprofit Management), Class of 2008
Leadership Dallas Class of 2012

SKILLS

Leadership, Strategy Consulting, Negotiations, Business Development, Team Management, Customer Service, Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

INTERESTS

Fundraising, community service, public speaking, mentoring, performing music (jazz)

 

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