Matt Houston

Matt Houston

Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Principal, MLH Enterprises, Dallas, Texas

Matt Houston is Principal of MLH Enterprises, a Dallas-based firm that provides education, development, and management consulting to organizations worldwide. 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, Matt works tirelessly to advocate for new businesses, wealth and job creation, and communities that create and value their economic engines. Matt is a native of Dallas and earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and his Masters of Business Administration degree from the Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU). Matt is currently Lecturer of Business Management in the School of Business at the University of North Texas at Dallas, teaching Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Matt Houston is a member of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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