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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) 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.
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
He is also a former Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the United States Department of the Treasury (1993–1997).
CHICAGO BOARD OF EDUCATION
Munoz served as President of the Chicago Board of Education, for three terms (1984–87) and became a national advocate for school reform and drop-out prevention programs. He was one of the youngest persons to ever serve in that position.
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
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 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.
PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS
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