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 CEO 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. At CSX, Mr. Munoz led all aspects of the railroad’s freight delivery process over a 21,000-mile network that serves manufacturing sites and distribution centers in 23 eastern states and two Canadian provinces. Mr. Munoz had accountability for 28,000 employees focused on the safe and reliable movement of more than 1,200 trains daily, and the maintenance of the company’s tracks, terminals, locomotives and rail cars. His responsibilities also included the creation of efficient train and rail car routings, the National Customer Service Center, and the company’s technology function.
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.