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About Laura Huffman

Laura Huffman is president and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. This nonprofit membership organization facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and advocates on behalf of its members and the broader business community.

Before joining the Chamber, Ms. Huffman served as Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy. During her twelve-year tenure at the Conservancy, Ms. Huffman worked closely with Texas legislators to draft policy with far-reaching ramifications for statewide water conservation and spearheaded the expansion of water protection funds across Central Texas. Her distinguished public service record also includes 15+ years in city management for the City of Austin and City of San Marcos, where she helped safeguard water supply, strengthen the economy, and protect natural assets.

She earned a master’s degree in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University.