General BusinessMatt Houston is Principal of MLH Enterprises. MLH Enterprises is a Dallas-based firm that provides public affairs, education, professional development, and leadership consulting to organizations across the country. Clients include The Nelson Mandela Foundation, KIPP Charter School System, and various political candidates in the Dallas area. Matt was previously Executive Director of Group Excellence, a mentoring and tutoring company that provides programs to schools across the country. By hiring the best professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators, Group Excellence sets the standard in preparing students for college and life. Matt is also Chief of Staff of BEAM, a company that offers bundled technology and professional services to provide high quality back office services and the capacity to grow. A desire to drive change, specifically in the area of economic equality for all, is Matt’s personal mission. Houston believes the path to success is through education and business creation. To that end, he works tirelessly to advocate for new businesses, wealth and job creation, and communities that create and value their economic engines. In his free time, Houston is an active member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, serves as Vice Chair on Dallas’ City Planning Commission, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Matt is a native of Dallas and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and his Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU). He was also in the Blueprint for Leadership Program Class of 2008 (Center for Nonprofit Management) and Leadership Dallas Class of 2012 (Dallas Regional Chamber).