Gabriel Muñoz is Kansas City’s Inclusive Innovation Fellow. As a Fellow, he serves as the central project manager for the “Forward Cities Community Innovation Accelerator” – a structured strategic planning, investment, and implementation process.
Prior to his role as a Fellow, he served as the Director of Sales and Small Business Advising for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. In his role, he was responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with start-ups, government/non-profit agencies, community leaders and corporate America. During his 12 years at the HCC, he assisted over 1,000 micro-enterprises in getting licensed, certified as M/WBEs and connected in the community.
In addition, Gabe serves on various community boards and committees including Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters Diversity Task Force, Olathe Latino Coalition, Olathe Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, Minority Business Coalition, KCK Public Schools Economic Inclusion Committee. He is also the Founder of the Young Latino Professionals of Kansas City and Founding member of Starlight Theater Young Professionals.
Gabriel is the 2nd oldest of 9 children, was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas and has resided in Kansas City for 12+ years. He is a first-generation college graduate. Gabriel holds an associate’s degree from Allen County Community College, where he graduated summa cum laude and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship from Washburn University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Gabe is an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals & KU Basketball. In his free time, you can find him playing soccer and spending time with his wife, Julia, and their four children, Devin, Diego, Daisy and Desiree.