Marco Muñoz

Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives


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Marco Muñoz is the Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives, working in the Office of the CEO and Director at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Muñoz is also a Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Chancellor for Academic Advancement at MIT.

For more than 20 years Muñoz has built and created teams and initiatives to advance social and philanthropic purposes in private and public institutions, including academic and governmental organizations. At the Ragon Institute, he builds support around the world to promote the Institute’s interests and works with strategic partners who share the Ragon Institute’s goal of harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human disease. He also oversees the Ragon’s external communications.

At MIT, Muñoz fosters relationships with philanthropic leaders, helping them to connect with the Institute’s mission and engaging their partnership in solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

In the private sector, Muñoz worked for more than 10 years as an Of Counsel Attorney at Law in the firm of Bickerstaff Heath Pollan & Caroom LLP in Austin, Texas, where he advised clients on Mexican business transactions, regulatory agencies, and financial institutions. He identified and evaluated developing trends in US-Mexico relations and facilitated strategic planning for Mexican and US business opportunities.

From 2005 to 2013, Muñoz was the founder and president of the the Center for Sustainable Development and Productivity (CFSDP)in Austin. The CFSDP was a nonprofit organization that assisted subsistence wage producers of agricultural goods in emerging economies to become self-sustaining and self-sufficient. He is also a founder and member of the board of directors of Oncoheroes Biosciences, the first biotech company focused on childhood cancer and an emerging leader in delivering new pediatric oncology drugs to patients.