Andrew Muñoz has over 20 years of experience in the administration and delivery of economic / workforce development programs with private, public and non-profit organizations. After an internship in Economic Development, Andrew’s professional career began when hired as the City of Long Beach’s Summer Youth Employment Training Program (SYETP) Director. That summer was when his passion for workforce and business development began.
Andrew’s background includes leadership roles with non-profits, a consortium of LA County Cities and other public/private partnership organizations. He also served as the Workforce Development Board Director for Orange County and was responsible for unprecedented increases in discretionary grant awards for worker training programs. Andrew pioneered the development and usage of workforce analytics and reporting tools in partnership with the Orange County business community. His successful efforts to integrate City and County economic development resulted in the leverage of public funds that drove significant increases in the level of services to support businesses and the region’s workforce. Andrew led initiatives with the Technology, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries that yielded many program innovations including new worker “pipeline” connections to support in-demand/high wage occupation growth.
Andrew has served as an elected officer and appointed executive committee member of the Board of Directors for State and National Workforce Associations. Andrew’s recent entrepreneurial venture with TMG - The MUÑOZ Group has resulted in workforce development projects with the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network and private for-profit renewable energy companies.
Andrew is a 2rd generation Southern Californian (Los Angeles County) with Grandparents that immigrated from Mexico.