Meet Marinella Murillo!
Marinella is a Labor Union Area Vice-President and serves on the San Antonio Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO. She has actively served the San Antonio and South Texas community all her adult life, and recently retired from an accomplished 40-year career in the federal government. She is involved in promoting Southside economic development as well as climate, environmental, social, and domestic violence issues.
She has a passion for employee and labor representation and it has even garnered notice on the national level as she has served on the Federally Employed Women’s National Board of Directors and the American Federation of Government Employees Council 222 Executive Board. In both instances, she was the first Latina to serve at a national level.
Marinella started her federal career with the U.S. Small Business Administration and later transferred to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. Her work in various positions at SBA and HUD also garnered Marinella recognition by FEMA as her specialized experience proved invaluable when she was detailed to FEMA during natural disasters throughout South Texas. Just prior to her retirement, HUD spotlighted her work with a Hurricane Harvey homeless and disabled veteran survivor at the national level.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her volunteer and advocacy efforts to include the Alamo Federal Executive Board Federal Women’s Program Manager of the Year, the Alamo Community College Outstanding Former Student Award, the San Antonio Image Hispanic Women of the Year Award and the San Antonio Women’s Celebration and Hall of Fame to name a few.