The Miami Springs Senior High GoldenHawk Podcast Crew was able to sit down and interview MSSH Alum and Hall of Famer, Roberto Muñoz. Watch the podcast at:
Inspiring a New Generation: MSSH Alum Roberto Muñoz Returns to Provide Financial Literacy and Guidance
Roberto R. Muñoz: Award-Winning Banker and Community Leader
Roberto R. Muñoz brings more than 30 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 and placed with MassMutual Insurance Company. Most recently, Mr. Muñoz served as the President of the Miami Market for Commercial Banking and Wealth Management at First Horizon Bank.
Mr. Muñoz has extensive experience covering Miami-Dade County, South Florida, and the State of Florida in the areas of commercial and institutional lending with an emphasis on relationship banking, 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, Scouts of America; Chapter Commander, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Miami-Dade, and Monroe; executive board member of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council; Mr. Muñoz also serves on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council and is a former chairman of the World Trade Center Miami and former chairman of the Florida International Bankers Association; He 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 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 Scouts of America in December 2019. Mr. Muñoz received the 2019 “Diamond Circle” award for Leadership and Management from First Horizon Bank and was named twice as “The Achiever” by The Miami Today newspaper in February 2020 and in May 2014; He 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, Scouts of America in November 2022.
• Earned the “Order of the Arrow” Honor Society designation by the South Florida Council, 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” Gala by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of SF.
• 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, Scouts of America.
• Recipient of the 2018 “Silver Beaver” Award, from the South Florida Council, 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, 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 Bachelor’s in Arts in finance and international business from Florida International University, an Associate in Arts degree from Miami-Dade College, and a High School diploma from Miami Springs Senior High. Mr. Muñoz received the highest excellence designation from each of these educational institutions by being inducted into the “Alumni Hall of Fame”. Mr. Muñoz has also attained numerous diplomas and certificates in the field of banking and finance from highly qualified organizations including ABA, AIB, RMA, and the Schools of banking at Florida International and the University of Miami. He and his wife, Teresa have five children and were named “Parents of the Year” by the Miami-Dade Public County Schools in 2022, 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 30,000 LinkedIn contact base.