Congressman and outgoing CHCI Chairman Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) joins this episode to talk about his life and work, including his journey to Harvard, his time in the Marines, organizing in Arizona, running for office, and how he plans to chart a bold path to positions of leadership for Latinos across the country.
Host: Marco A. Davis, CHCI President and CEO
Guest: Oscar Muñoz, Executive Chairman, United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
In our inaugural episode of “Here to Lead”, CHCI President & CEO and host of the podcast, Marco A. Davis is joined by businessman and Executive Chairman (and most recent CEO) of United Airlines Holdings, Inc., Oscar Muñoz to talk about his life’s journey of challenge and hard-earned success, corporate America’s responsibility to the Latino community, and ultimately his personal philosophy on leading with simple honesty and dedication.
Mr. Munoz has served as executive chairman of the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. since May 2020. He previously served as the company’s chief executive officer from September 2015 until his executive chairman appointment. Mr. Munoz also served as President of the company from September 2015 until August 2016. Mr. Munoz has served on the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. since 2010, and he served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. from 2004 to 2010. As chief executive officer, he was responsible for the company’s business and ongoing operations and management’s efforts to implement the strategic priorities identified by the board of directors. Mr. Munoz developed key expertise regarding all aspects of the airline industry during his tenure as CEO.
Prior to United, Mr. Munoz served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation, a railroad and intermodal transportation services company, from February 2015 to September 2015; as executive vice president and chief operating officer of CSX from 2012 to 2015; and as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CSX from 2003 to 2012. He also served on the board of directors of CSX from February 2015 to September 2015.
Previously, Mr. Munoz served in various financial and strategic capacities at some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including AT&T, Coca-Cola Enterprises and PepsiCo. He is active in several industry coalitions and philanthropic and educational organizations including the University of Southern California’s Board of Trustees and the PAFA advisory board of Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Munoz graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in business administration, and he received an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.