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LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Council

The purpose of the LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Council is to help raise the visibility for the LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Program and make recommendations to Chamber staff for impactful events, programs, awards, and other activities that bring value for Chamber Impact Partners and generate support for the program.  


The Council plays a vital role in engagement and retention of new partners. In addition, the Council is focused on engaging current Chamber Impact Partners to maximize their partnership and growing existing support for the Chamber’s primary mission of promoting LGBTQ+ economic inclusion.

The LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Council members are appointed by the Chamber President & CEO and primarily engage with the Director of Corporate Relations and Chamber President & CEO. For more information, contact Ryan Wilson at

Meet the Council Members

Tressa Consuegra


Amegy Bank of Texas

Tressa Consuegra is a native of Houston and is a Business Banker at Amegy Bank – servicing small businesses in all industries with deposits, loans, and services. She has been at Amegy Bank for 8 years and during that time, she has been engaged with their LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group since its inception 7 years ago. For the past 6 years, Tressa has served in leadership roles for the BRG and now serves as Co-Chair. Outside of her role as a Business Banker, she is passionate about speaking up for the community and making impactful changes throughout her organization. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her wife and two dogs, cooking, and traveling. Amegy Bank carries the distinction of being the very first Impact Partner of the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

Katie Harrington


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Foley & Lardner LLP 

Katie Harrington (she/they) is a litigation partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses her practice on energy and business litigation. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the firm’s LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group. Katie is a native and very proud Houstonian and a graduate of South Texas College of Law & Texas A&M. Katie was recently named one of the 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Outside of work, Katie serves on the board of directors for Grace Place, a nonprofit organization that provides services to youth experiencing homelessness of all sexualities and genders.



Sysco Corporation

Nathan Hejl is a marketing research and customer experience professional, a Midwest transplant who now calls the Bayou City home. With a background at Sysco, the world's largest broadline foodservice distributor, Nathan works as a Senior Research Manager of Customer Insights. Nathan demonstrates expertise in insights and data analytics with nearly a decade of experience in the field. Nathan is also a DEI and LGBTQ+ advocate, serving as an out-and-proud leader at Sysco as Strategic Partnerships Committee Chair for Spectrum CRG – the LGBTQ+ colleague resource group at Sysco. Nathan holds a B.A. in marketing and M.S. in marketing research from Michigan State University.

Rita Miau


HP Inc.

Ruei-Ting (Rita) Miau serves as a Personal Computer (PC) Wireless Solutions Architect at HP Inc. (HP) Communication Technology Research and Development team, where she drives innovation and technology advancement. Additionally, Rita holds the role of Community Co-lead for HP Houston Pride Business Resource Group (BRG), where she has made significant strides in expanding LGBTQ+ philanthropy, visibility, and partnerships. Under her leadership, HP Houston Pride BRG saw a remarkable increase of 150 volunteering hours in 2023, benefiting organizations such as The Montrose Center, Montrose Grace Place, and Tony’s Place. In addition to her advocacy work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at HP, Rita has showcased her technical prowess through several granted and filed U.S. patents, covering various PC wireless technology innovations. Rita embodies a progressive DEI champion and an innovative inventor, dedicated to advancing both social progress and technology for a brighter future.



Chevron Corporation

Ken Ng has been an engineer in the O&G industry for 30 years, 10 years as a Cybersecurity Engineer at Chevron and 20 years as Control System and Product Development engineer before Chevron. Ken grew up in Houston and earned both his EMBA and BSEE from the University of Houston. Ken is very active in the Houston local community, currently leading Community Engagement for the Chevron Pride Houston Chapter as a member of the ERG Leadership Team, and volunteering his personal time to assist many events with the Montrose Center.  He organized the hOUsTon Industry Mixer for O&G ERG Pride groups for the past 8 years, and is also an active member of the HRC Federal Club Council, Executive and Professional Association of Houston, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and many grassroot local private social groups. Ken is married with 2 cats (Thelma & Louise) and enjoys planning annual international trips to either European countries, Australia, or Japan.



KBR Inc.

Gracie started her career with KBR in January 2021 as the Government Solutions U.S. Science and Space, Small Business Liaison Officer, and serves as KBRs Global and U.S. Pride and Allies Employee Resource Group Chair. Gracie has led and supported KBRs commitment to creating a work culture that fosters inclusion and belonging and is passionate about working with executive leaders and allies to ensure employees have a safe space where they are able to live out loud and authentically in the workplace. Last year, KBR Pride and Allies membership increased 94% globally and for the first time KBR participated in the Houston Pride Parade. Gracies is excited and honored to be a part of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Council. She welcomes the opportunity to unite shared strategies with this distinguished team of leaders and to serve our LGBTQ+ community as we work to ensure that LGBTQ+ people—especially the most targeted among us—not only survive but thrive in the workplace and in our communities.

Jorge Ramos


United Airlines

Jorge Ramos is a Native Houstonian and first generation Mexican American. He started his career as a bilingual educator serving in the Houston area with a passion for fostering inclusive environments. Seven years later, he transitioned into project management at United Airlines and within his first year, became Chapter Director of United’s LGBTQ+ BRG EQUAL. Serving as Chapter Director of EQUAL, Jorge is committed to advancing LGBTQ+ workplace alliance programs, promoting diversity and having a more inclusive work space. He takes great pride in being a part of United Airlines because the company strives for equality and promotes growth for each of its employees. Jorge strives to be a strong, emotionally intelligent leader and is excited to collaborate with like-minded professionals and support The Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce newest advisory council.



<strong>Ryan C. Wilson<br> 
Director of Corporate Relations</strong>
Ryan C. Wilson
Director of Corporate Relations

The Chamber is excited to bring special focus to our Workplace Alliance Program this year. Our Director of Corporate Relations, Ryan Wilson, is here to help support your company with additional learning and engagement opportunities. If you are a Chamber Impact Partner with ERG/BRG groups, you  are eligible to join the Workplace Alliance and participate in all the exciting programming we have planned.  Ryan is ready to schedule a conversation with you about how to maximize your Chamber membership.