2019 leadership

2019 Côtes du Coeur Gala Chairs

Photo of Laura and Eric Hutto, 2019 Côtes du Coeur Gala Chairs

Laura & Eric Hutto

Meet our 2019 Leadership Team

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Eric Hutto
SVP and President, Enterprise Solutions, Unisys
Executive Leadership Team Chair

Eric Hutto was elected senior vice president by the Unisys board of directors effective September 2015 and leads the Unisys Enterprise Solutions business worldwide.
He is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships worldwide by promoting the full portfolio of Unisys services, technology products and software. He has profit-and-loss accountability for Unisys activities globally, outside the U.S. Federal group. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He completed the Executive Leadership Program at Emory University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Laura Hutto

Laura Hutto
Gala Chair

Laura Hutto was born and raised in Texas. She is a graduate of Grapevine High School and earned a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas Austin McCombs Business School in 1997. Laura spent the majority of her corporate career with Essilor of America, Inc. holding various positions including Product Manager, Project Manager and National Account Executive. After fourteen years of working in the optical industry, Laura made the decision to leave the corporate world to focus on raising her boys and pursuing her philanthropic interests. She is married to Eric and they enjoy raising their three wonderful boys together – Ashton (8), Robert (10) and Payton (25). Before joining Côtes du Coeur, Laura served as VP of Fundraising for Mary Evans Elementary in Allen, TX, and continues to volunteer her time to her boys’ schools and ongoing activities.


Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain
Chef Chair

Considered one of America’s leading chefs, Richard is the owner Bon Appetit’s top new restaurants shortly after opening in 1993. reviews and accolades from premier publications such as Gourmet and Zagat Guide. Richard followed this success by opening the award-winning Fish Market Grill in Dallas and Tarragon at Elk Mountain, an ultra-luxury resort in Colorado. In 2005, The Renaissance Las Vegas and Chef Richard Chamberlain partnered for the opening of ENVY The Steakhouse- one of most exclusive new restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada. Consistently recognized by the world’s top restaurant and dining publications, Chef Chamberlain’s awards include:

  • “One of America’s Top Tables,” from Gourmet
  • “One of America’s Top Restaurants,” from Zagat Guide
  • “Award of Excellence,” from Wine Spectator

Prior to opening his own restaurants, Chef Chamberlain spent three years as the executive chef of the exclusive Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, where he received national attention for pioneering American Alpine cooking. At this time he was recognized as one of the best chefs in the country by the James Beard Foundation. Richard has also served as executive chef at San Simeon Restaurant and Ratcliff’s, both in Dallas; as well as executive sous chef at the world famous Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles; and sous chef under Dean Fearing at the Mansion at Turtle Creek.

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis
Wine Advisory Co-Chair

Steve Ellis is the Chief Financial Officer for Rein Health, an innovative healthcare services provider focusing on specialty pharmacy, infusion therapy services and infectious disease specialty consults. Steve is a financial executive with over 35 years of financial and executive business experience. He has served as a regional bank president, financial institutions investment banker and a CPA for an international public accounting firm. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies as well as charitable organizations. Steve has served as the Wine Chair for the American Heart Association Côtes du Coeur Gala for the past 20 consecutive years. He is involved in a variety of community and charitable fund raising events including Orphan Angels, Trinity Christian Academy and Shelton Schools. He and his wife Maureen have been married for 35 years and have four children and one grandchild. They are both active members of Watermark Community Church in Dallas.

Howard Mudrick
Wine Advisory Co-Chair

Howard Mudrick serves as Winstead’s Executive Director. Howard has more than 35 years of experience assisting law firms and professional service organizations in all areas of management, strategic vision, finance and growth.
Throughout his career, Howard has combined his accounting background with his business management and financial planning skills to bring effective strategies to law firm management and operations. Howard is the author of numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at legal and professional services events.
Howard is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; a member of the American Heart Association Côtes du Coeur Executive Leadership Team Board; and serves as Winery Co-Chair for the Côtes du Coeur.

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Pre-Party Chair

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Auction Chair

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