Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Myra Leo Takes the Reins of LLILAS Benson Advisory Council

Tue, October 24, 2017
Myra Leo Takes the Reins of LLILAS Benson Advisory Council

Myra Leo has assumed leadership of the Advisory Council of LLILAS Benson, with Gordon Dee Smith as vice-chair. Leo replaces outgoing co-chairs Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, who will continue to serve on the Council.

Leo is the government affairs advisor at K&L Gates LLP, an international law firm. A native Texan and University of Texas alumna, Leo has worked for over 25 years in federal, state, and local government. Early in her career, she was chief-of-staff to State Representative Irma Rangel, the first Hispanic woman elected to the Texas Legislature. She also served as director of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus. Her work at K&L Gates engages her expertise in municipal and county government, higher education, the pharmaceutical industry, financial services, telecommunications, and automobile regulatory matters.

Leo’s statement and her bio, as well as a bio of Gordon Dee Smith, can be found on the LLILAS Benson Advisory Council page.

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