Mr. J. Michael Treviño

Managing Partner
Trevino & Company
Houston, Texas
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement


J. Michael Trevino has more than thirty years of experience in legislative and regulatory advocacy, communications, outreach strategies, image development, reputation management and coalition building. He is the Managing Partner of the two consulting services known as Reputation Management Associates and Trevino & Company. Past work experience includes: Marathon Oil Company as General Manager, Corporate Public Affairs, on November 1, 2001. For nearly six years Michael directed Marathon's public and media relations; internal and external communications; and community and philanthropic programs. Michael has a wide range of domestic and international public and government affairs experience. Prior to joining Marathon, Michael was General Manager of Texaco Inc.'s Global Communications and Government Affairs Division, where he was the senior advisor to executive management on corporate positioning before foreign governments. Michael had primary responsibility for the administration, strategic planning, fiscal management and human resources needs for the Division's more than 104 employees plus contractors. Michael directed campaigns targeted to U.S. federal, state and local government authorities, joint venture partners, media and key constituents including shareholders. In addition, he had oversight responsibility for public and government affairs in the U.S., the Americas and Asia/Pacific regions. Prior to joining Texaco, Michael held various public and government affairs positions in Washington, D.C., and served as a Vice President with Fleishman-Hillard, an international public relations consulting firm based in St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Michael practiced law in the District of Columbia and served as the National Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC, the nation's oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization. Michael specializes in developing business-to-business outreach strategies, establishing third-party networks and building public-private coalitions of corporate, community and minority organizations to educate and advocate. Michael is active and has been supportive of numerous civic organizations including: Children's Defense Fund, Chairman, Southwest Region Advisory Board; Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Foundation Board; The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston; member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Holocaust Museum Houston; Vice Chair, Southwest Region UNICEF Board; member Houston Public Library Board; member Memorial Hermann Hospital Continuing Care Corporation Board*; member Board, Pan American Development Foundation; member Board, World Affairs Council Houston; Chairman, Houston International Festival; founding member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Office of Latino Initiatives; founding member, National Hispanic Council of State Legislators; the Houston Arts Alliance and is a member Washington, D.C., Bar Association. He is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and is married to Ileana V. Trevino, a Washington, DC native who is CEO of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation. Michael and Ileana have three children: Margot, a graduate of Boston College and practicing attorney; Maria Alexa, a graduate of University of Texas, Austin and Development Manager for the Fund for Teachers; and Miguel, a graduate of St. Edwards University, Austin and commercial analyst with Enterprise Products Company. The Trevino's have resided in Houston since 1997. Areas of Specialization include: Outreach, Engagement and Mobilization strategies; Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy; Image Development; Corporate Communications and Crisis Management.