Chair

Serving for a one-year term, the Chair of the Board holds the top leadership position in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and leads the Board Officers, joining a long line of South Florida leaders who for over a century have built the community and many of the institutions of today.

 

ROBERTO MUNOZ

Roberto Muñoz
Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Roberto R. Muñoz brings more than 40 years of financial experience to his leadership role as President and CEO of The Global Financial Group LLC, specializing in working with High-Net-Worth individuals and Small to Medium sized companies to improve market targeting, key performance indicators, strategic planning, and execution strategies and holds a 2-15 Insurance License from the State of Florida. Mr. Muñoz is also a voting Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Chairman with the American Bank of Investments, headquartered in Tirana, Albania, and most recently served as the President of the Miami Market for Commercial Banking and Wealth Management at First Horizon Bank.

Mr. Munoz has extensive experience covering the State of Florida, South and Central America, and the Caribbean in the areas of commercial banking and institutional lending, as well as wealth and treasury management services. Mr. Muñoz has held executive positions with BBVA Bank, Regions Bank, Israel Discount Bank, Mizuho Bank, and Barclays Bank.

Civic roles include: chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; president and chairman of the Board of Directors, South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America; Chapter Commander, Kentucky Colonels, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties; former chairman of the World Trade Center Miami; former chairman of the Florida International Bankers Association; executive board member and former secretary of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council; He also serves on the executive and advisory board of The Center for Financial Training International; is a board member of the Florida Alternative Investment Association; and a board member with the World Affairs Council Miami. Mr. Muñoz also serves on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools- Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council and holds the keys to Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, North Bay Village, and the Zoo Miami Foundation including various Certificates of Appreciation from the Mayors of the City of Miami, and Miami-Dade County for community leadership.

In the community, Mr. Muñoz is a board member of the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless and a member of the Florida International University President’s Council. He has received numerous recognitions including the Membership Growth Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for 2021 and 2022; the “Distinguished Chairman” award for 2019 and 2020 from the World Trade Center Miami; the 2020 “Champion of Conservation” award by the Miami Zoo Foundation; named “Who’s Who in America” by Marquis in 2020; received the “Lifetime Achievement” award and induction into the “Second Century Society” by the Boy Scouts of America in December 2019. He received the “Public Service and Captain of Industry” award in Global Trade and Banking in July 2019 as part of the United Nations Public Service initiative. Mr. Muñoz received the 2019 “Diamond Circle” award for Leadership and Management from First Horizon Bank. He was twice named “The Achiever” by The Miami Today newspaper in February 2020 and in May 2014; and received the “Banker of the Year” award from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March 2020.

  •  Recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a “2023 South Florida Power Leader 250”.
  • Inducted into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, “2023 Alumni Hall of Fame”.
  • Awarded the “Vale la Pena” Hispanic Service Distinction by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America in November 2022.
  • Awarded the “Order of the Arrow” Honor Society Member by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America in September 2022.
  • Named and designated by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America a "James E. West Fellow" in May 2022.
  • Named Honorary Chair of the 2022 “Miami Man & Women of the Year” by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.
  • Named Founding Chair of the 2022 “Latin Legacy” Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.
  • Recipient of the 2021 “Miguel de Cervantes” Award, by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in September 2021 
  • Received the NASBITE International “Advancing International Trade” Award for the State of Florida in June 2020.
  • Presented the “The Gold Medal” Award for community service by Miami Today in May 2020. 
  • Appointed as an Honorable “Kentucky Colonel” in April 2020 by the Governor of Kentucky, Honorable Andrew G. Beshear.
  • Recipient of the 2019 “Distinguished Citizen” Award, from the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Recipient of the 2018 “Silver Beaver” Award, from the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Named to the “WACE Co-Op, Hall of Fame” in 2017.
  • Inducted into the Florida International University “Alumni Hall of Fame” in Business in 2017.
  • Inducted into the Miami Dade College “Alumni Hall of Fame” in Banking and Finance in 2016.
  • Honored with the “Florida Business Ambassador” Award in 2015 by the former Governor of Florida, Honorable Rick Scott.
  • Named the “Best of Miami” in International Banking and Finance by Miami Today in 2015.
  • Received the 2016 “Corporate Executive Philanthropist of the Year” Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida, the inaugural “Philanthropist of the Year” Award in 2015; and was named “Man of the Year” in 2011.
  • Received “The Hispanic Heritage Good Scout” Award in 2014 by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Received the 12th Annual “International Banking and Finance” Award” from The Miami-Dade Beacon Council in 2014.
  • Graduated Valedictorian from The Center for Leadership at FIU “Senior Executive Leaders” program in 2013.
  • Named founding board member and vice-chair of the “Florida Film and Television Investment Board” by the Governor of Florida, Honorable Lawton Chiles, and appointed to this Cabinet-level State position from 1993-1997.

He earned his BA in finance and international relations from Florida International University, an AA degree from Miami-Dade College, and his High School diploma from Miami Springs Senior High with all three educational institutions providing the Alumni “Hall of Fame” designation. Mr. Muñoz has also attained numerous diplomas and certificates in the field of banking and finance from qualified organizations. He and his wife, Teresa have five children and were named “Parents of the Year” by the Miami-Dade Public County Schools in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016. In addition to spending time with his family, Mr. Muñoz loves to cook, travel, and enjoy the world’s many cultures. He is fluent in English and Spanish and maintains a 30,000 global LinkedIn contact base.

Past Chairs

Rick Beasley
2021 - 2022
Irene R. White
2020 - 2021
Felipe Basulto
2019 - 2020
Carlos F. Orta
2018 - 2019
Gene Schaefer
2017 - 2018
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg
2016 - 2017
Christine Barney
2015 - 2016
Antonio L. Argiz
2014 - 2015
Alberto Dosal
2013 - 2014
Phillis Oeters
2012 - 2013
Penny Shaffer
2011 - 2012
Maria C. Alonso
2010 - 2011
Bruce Jay Colan
2009 - 2010
Carlos Fernandez-Guzman
2008 - 2009
Hank Klein
2007 - 2008
Adolfo Henriques
2006 - 2007
Rosa Sugrañes
2005 - 2006
Allen C. Harper
2004 - 2005
Peter W. Roulhac
2003 - 2004
Jack Lowell
2002 - 2003
Ramiro A. Ortiz
2001 - 2002
Philip F. Blumberg
2000 - 2001
Jose Cancela
1999 - 2000
Jay T. Malina
1998 - 1999
Barry E. Johnson
1997 - 1998
Carlos Migoya
1996 - 1997
Robert H. Coords
1995 - 1996
Susan Potter Norton
1994 - 1995
Joseph P. Lacher
1993 - 1994
Carlos J. Arboleya
1992 - 1993
Robert H. Traurig
1991 - 1992
Sherrill W. Hudson
1990 - 1991
Armando Codina
1989 - 1990
Theodore J. Hoepner
1988 - 1989
Dorothy Weaver
1987 - 1988
Larry H. Adams
1986 - 1987
Martin Fine
1985 - 1986
Stewart P. Thomas
1984 - 1985
David A. Wollard
1983 - 1984
William S. Ruben
1982 - 1983
Walter L. Revell
1981 - 1982
Herschel V. Green
1980 - 1981
R. Ray Goode
1979 - 1980
Stephen J. Waters, Jr.
1978 - 1979
Jeanne Bellamy
1977 - 1978
Bill Colson
1976 - 1977
James M. Brown
1975 - 1976
Sidney Levin
1974 - 1975
J. Stephen Hudson
1973 - 1974
Charles I. Babcock, Jr.
1972 - 1973
David Blumberg
1971 - 1972
Frank J. Callahan
1970 - 1971
John R. Ring
1969 - 1970
Alvah H. Chapman, Jr.
1968 - 1969

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