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Oscar Munoz

Retired Chairman, President & CEO United Airlines

Oscar Munoz served as CEO of United Airlines before becoming Executive Chairman of the Board, until retiring in May 2021. During his tenure as CEO, United achieved a rapid turnaround, delivering industry-leading operational reliability as well as sustained financial success, with stock value increasing 54%.

Mr. Munoz was credited with reestablishing United’s relationship of trust with its own employees and the customers and community whom it serves. Those efforts earned support and praise from United’s largest employee unions and resulted in increasing levels of satisfaction. Under Mr. Munoz’ leadership, United sustained an impressive record for leveraging its logistical resources and expertise to benefit communities across the United States and around the world, partnering with federal and local entities in order to deliver vital supplies and personnel to where they were needed most – especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr. Munoz established United, one of the largest carriers by volume, as the Aviation Industry’s prime leader toward achieving an environmentally sustainable future, making historic investments in biofuel technology, next-generation efficient aircraft, and seeding innovators on the electrical aviation frontier. As Executive Chairman, Munoz seized a primary role in helping marshal the global response to the pandemic – partnering with government and administration leaders in support of employees overseeing recovery efforts.

Previously, Oscar served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the North American rail-based transportation supplier CSX Corp. A decade of excellent financial performance, including a boost in operating income of nearly 600%, earned CSX recognition from Most Honored Companies by Institutional Investor.

Oscar previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Consumer Services at AT&T Corporation. He also served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for U.S. West; Regional Vice President of Finance and Administration for Coca-Cola Enterprises; and finance positions at PepsiCo.

Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of CBRE as well as Univision. He is an Independent Trustee on Fidelity’s Equity & High-Income Funds Board and sits on Salesforce’s Global Advisory Board, as well as the Board of Archer Aviation, a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Brookings Institution and is a Trustee of the University of Southern California, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business. He also received an MBA from Pepperdine.

As a first-generation college graduate from an immigrant family, he and his wife, Cathy, founded Pave It Forward, a foundation that raises scholarship funds for first-generation students. The first Latino to run a major U.S. airline, Hispanic Business magazine twice named Oscar one of its 100 Most Influential Hispanics.

Parent Members

D.L.J.
Honorable Deborah Lee James (Chair)
Former Secretary, US Air Force
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Craig Albright
Craig Albright
Senior Finance Executive Xerox Corp (Former) and Executive Advisor
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A.A
Dr. Alex Alonso, PhD
Chief Knowledge Officer Society for Human Resource Management
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J.A.
Joseph Anderson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tag Holdings, LLC
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D.B.
David Beitel
Chief Technology Officer, Zillow Group
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S.D
Sally Donnelly
Founding Partner, Pallas Advisors
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C.E.
Cheryl Eliano
District 10 National Vice President, American Federation Of Government Employees
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C.G.
Dr. Christopher S. Gopal, PhD
Executive, Consultant, Author & Educator, Global Supply Chain & Operations
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L.H.
Linnie M. Haynesworth
Co-Chair, Defense Business Board; Former Vice President, Northrop Grumman; & Independent Board Director
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E.H.
Erin Hill, Esq.
Former Chief Administrative Officer BNY Mellon
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S.LN.
Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols
Former Chief Global Business Solutions Officer, WPP
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J.M.
Jennifer McClure
Founder & CEO, Unbridled Talent, LLC
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L.S.
General Larry Spencer, US Air Force (Ret)
President, Armed Forces Benefit Association
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D.W.
Dr. David Van Slyke, PhD
Dean, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs Syracuse University
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J.V.
General Joseph L. Votel, US Army (Ret)
Former Commander, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command
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D.W.
Honorable David M. Walker
Former Comptroller General of the United States
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J.W
General Johnnie Wilson, US Army (Ret)
Former Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command
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Robert Wolf
Robert Wolf
Founder, 32 Advisors
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S.Y
Safroadu "Saf" Yeboah-Amankwah
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Intel Corporation
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Subcommittee Members

A.B.
Anand Bahl, Chief Information Officer, Micron Technology, Inc.
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G.B
Greg Bowman, J.D., Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President of Corporate Development, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
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M.D.
Matthew Daniel, Principal of Talent Strategy, Guild Education
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M.K.
Marachel Knight, Senior Technology & Operations Executive AT&T (Former) and Board Director, Marvell Technology, Inc.
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Sarah Mineiro
Sarah Mineiro, Founder and CEO of Tanagra Enterprises
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E.R.
The Honorable Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and Internal Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
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B.S.
Brig Gen Bernard Skoch, US Air Force (Ret), Chair of the Board, Air and Space Forces Association
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S.S.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC
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P.,Z.
Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, President, PatZ Consulting, LLC
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