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Here I Am: Former Fortune 500 CEOs Sol Trujillo and Oscar Munoz on building effective, inclusive cultures

October 17, 2023 39 Minute Listen


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Oscar Munoz, former CEO of United Airlines, and Sol Trujillo, Chairman of Trujillo Group Investments, share their unique experiences on business transformation, honing leadership styles and climbing the corporate ladder while embracing their Hispanic heritage.

Here I Am: Former Fortune 500 CEOs Sol Trujillo and Oscar Munoz on building...

October 17, 2023 39 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. The best way to overcome division and build an inclusive culture is to break barriers and to genuinely connect with those different from you.
  2. Being true to yourself in a professional setting is much easier than trying to meet a “burden of perfection.”
  3. The Hispanic community is becoming increasingly valued in the corporate world.


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Oscar Munoz

Former CEO & Executive Chairman, United Airlines

Oscar Munoz served as CEO and Chairman of United Airlines and is recognized as among the most accomplished and prolific business leaders today. A CBRE board member and author of the recent Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “Turnaround Time: Uniting an Airline and Its Employees in the Friendly Skies,” Oscar sits down with our team to talk about his career, a remarkable story of immigrating to America and his vision for building a more effective and inclusive corporate culture.

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Solomon D. Trujillo

Chairman, Trujillo Group Investments, Co-Founder, Latino Donor Collaborative

Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is a global business executive who has uniquely served as CEO of three large market-cap global companies in the three different corridors of the world. He has served on the boards of 11 globally branded companies, has served as a trade policy advisor to the Clinton and Bush administrations. He is currently on the board of Western Union, a global financial services company; Encantos, an award-winning edtech company; and Cano Health, ranked as the fastest-growing primary care provider in America. Sol is the Chairman and Founding Partner of New Cadence Productions, a U.S. television and film content creation studio for the New Mainstream audience. Sol chairs the Trujillo Group, LLC, investing in private companies domestically and internationally. He is the Chair and Co-founder of the Latino Donor Collaborative, working to create an understanding of U.S. Latinos based on research and data, and is co-founder of L’ATTITUDE, a national New Mainstream Economy business event and national policy discussion platform.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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