George Muñoz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from George Munoz)
Jump to: navigation, search

George Muñoz is president and co-founder of Muñoz Investment Banking Group. The firm is primarily focused on financing and investments in the Emerging Markets Countries as well as in the U.S. Hispanic community. He is also a Partner at Tobin & Muñoz, a Chicago-based law firm focused on commercial litigation, white collar investigations and litigation, and international transactions, where he works out of the firm's Chicago and Washington, DC offices.

Muñoz was the President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)[1] from 1997 to 2001. OPIC is an independent federal agency that provides political risk insurance, financing and private equity funds to U.S. private sector investments in developing countries. When OPIC's future was in danger of not being reauthorized by the U.S. Congress, Munoz is credited with turning things around for the Agency and received bi-partisan support for its continuation as the primary agency for assisting private sector investments in the Emerging Market Countries.[2] He is also a former Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the United States Department of the Treasury (1993–1997). Mr. Muñoz is licensed in several states as an attorney and certified public accountant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Altria Group, Marriott International[3] and National Geographic Society. Munoz served as President of the Chicago Board of Education (1984–87) and became a national advocate for school reform and drop-out prevention programs. He received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1978. He also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from DePaul University (1984) and a BBA (Accounting) degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1974). He is a Certified Financial Planner and formerly served on the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. He is co-author of the book "Renewing the American Dream: A Citizen's Guide For Restoring Our Competitive Advantage" (Released July 2010, IMC Publishing). The book discusses what America needs to do to keep its global competitive advantage and how the next 10 years (2010–2020) will determine if the United States retains its global leadership position in this 21st century.[4][5] Munoz was appointed to the President's Commission on White House Fellows by President Barack Obama in 2009.[6] Munoz served as President of the Chicago Board of Education for three terms in the mid 1980s which made him one of the youngest persons to serve in that position.


  1. ^ "OPIC : Overseas Private Investment Corporation". 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  2. ^ Schmitt, Eric (2000-01-12). "Development Agency's Survival Tale". Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "'American Dream' Is Disappearing | On Air Videos | Fox Business". 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  5. ^ "news, video and progressive community. Lean Forward". MSNBC. 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  6. ^ "The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships | The White House". 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2015-02-27.