Michael Camunez
Michael Camuñez

Michael Camuñez

Michael Camuñez is a Senior Advisor with Connect Frontier LLC. He has nearly three decades of experience as a senior executive and advocate advising companies working in global markets.

Camuñez is President and CEO of Monarch Global Strategies LLC, a bi-national consulting firm providing strategic advice and advocacy to companies doing business in Mexico and Latin America. Previously, Camuñez served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce at the International Trade Administration, where he managed a global portfolio to help lead the U.S. government’s efforts to open new markets for U.S. goods and services. In this role, he visited more than 30 countries to advance U.S. trade and economic policy, helping to expand market access for U.S. industry. He was the chief architect of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, which he proposed, coordinated, and later helped launch during President Obama’s visit to Mexico in 2013. Concurrently, Camuñez was appointed as the President’s representative on international economic issues to the U.S. Helsinki Commission, managing the economic dimension of U.S. engagement with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Prior to that, Camuñez served as Special Counsel to the President in the Office of the White House Counsel. He is a former equity partner of the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP and of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP.

Camuñez is a Director of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and Southern California Edison and is an Independent Director of the American Funds, one of the nation’s largest families of mutual funds managed by the Capital Group. He is also a Trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Additionally, Camuñez is a Director of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the U.S.-Mexico Business Association (AEM), and the Center for Law & Social Policy. He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Venture Partner of Ridge-Lane Ltd. Camuñez received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.