Henry R. Muñoz III is a nationally respected voice in the discourse about the imprint of Latino culture and identity upon American Society in the 21st Century. A Designer, Social Activist, Opinion Leader and Philanthropist, Muñoz works across multiple platforms that converge at the intersection of politics and the built environment. As Chairman of the Board and CEO of Muñoz & Company, Mr. Muñoz leads one of the largest and oldest minority-owned design practices in the country. Under his leadership, Muñoz & Company has pioneered an approach to architecture and design that acknowledges the rapidly shifting demographics of the United States.
The activism of Mr. Muñoz has significantly impacted some of our nation’s most important cultural institutions. He helped found the effort to create a National Latino Museum on the Mall in Washington D.C., serving as Chairman of the Presidential Commission tasked with establishing the feasibility of The Smithsonian American Latino Museum. Mr. Muñoz is a former Vice Chairman of the Smithsonian National Board, Chairman Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Latino Board and serves as a Trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum. He served as a member of the National Committee for the Performing Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center. Mr. Muñoz is a Board member of the National Parks Foundation, where he established The American Latino Heritage Fund, which supports the creation of National Heritage Sites and Monuments that record the contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States. Mr. Muñoz serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Loyola University-New Orleans. He is a Founder of The Dream.US., which has raised over $100 Million in scholarships for DREAMers, creating educational opportunities for undocumented students.
In 2013, Mr. Muñoz was elected the National Finance Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He has led a finance team that eliminated over $20 Million dollars in debt and raised over $500 Million to elect Democrats.