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DEI Leader LaTanya Flix joins the Partnership

Published Dec 07, 2020 by A.J. Mistretta

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LaTanya Flix

HOUSTON (December 7, 2020) - The Greater Houston Partnership is pleased to welcome LaTanya Flix in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Flix will lead the development and implementation of the organization’s strategy to improve DEI within the Partnership and throughout the Houston region. She assumes the role on Monday, December 7.   

The Partnership conducted an extensive search to fill the new position, which is the result of the organization’s One Houston Together initiative launched this fall to help address racial inequities in the region. 

Flix joins the Partnership with 20 years of experience in strategy, program management, DEI, and consulting. She most recently led CauseAdvance, a social change advisory practice offering customized equity, strategy, and organizational development services to clients in Houston and across the U.S. 

“LaTanya is a native Houstonian who brings with her extensive knowledge of regional business priorities and Houston’s nonprofit sector,” said Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Partnership. “She understands the importance of having a coordinated and intentional focus on equity to maintain economic growth and the vitality of the Houston region for all residents. I’m incredibly pleased to welcome her aboard and look forward to her advancing our efforts in this arena.” 

Flix previously held roles with several prominent Houston organizations, including Director of Donor Engagement at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Executive Director of The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston and Chief Operating Officer of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation.  

“I’m excited to assume this role as a way to continue to leverage my expertise in the city I love and call home,” Flix said. “Houston needs a coordinated and intentional focus on equity to advance the economic growth of our region for all Houstonians. I believe the Partnership is uniquely positioned to lead on this effort.” 

In addition to leading the One Houston Together initiative, Flix will serve as executive staff liaison to the Racial Equity Committee. She will also work closely with the Partnership’s Human Resources team to create and implement an internal DEI strategy. 

Flix holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Trinity University and earned a Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She also completed a fellowship in Public Policy & International Affairs at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. 
 
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Greater Houston Partnership
The Greater Houston Partnership works to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. As the economic development organization for the Houston region, the Partnership champions growth across 12 counties by bringing together business and civic-minded leaders who are dedicated to the area’s long-term success. Representing 1,100 member organizations and approximately one-fifth of the region’s workforce, the Partnership is the place business leaders come together to make an impact. Learn more at Houston.org.

A.J. Mistretta
Vice President, Communications         
(c) 504-450-3516 | amistretta@houston.org

Maggie Martin 
Senior Manager, Communications         
(c) 832-690-0206 | mmartin@houston.org
 

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