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Chief Talent Officer


YES Prep


Jose “Tony” Munoz is a certified human resources leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. As chief talent officer for YES Prep, he oversees all aspects of talent work, including certification, evaluation, talent development, talent acquisition, employee relations and engagement, compensation, and benefits.

Previously, Tony served as managing director of regional human assets for IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County – a role he took on after spending two years in the private sector as director of human resources for Le Meridian Hotel, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, and Aimbridge Hospitality. Tony's career in education began in 1996 in Harlandale Independent School District, where he was a school social worker. He subsequently coordinated parent involvement for Grand Prairie public schools prior to joining Dallas ISD, where he spent 11 years working on talent development and acquisition via his roles as a professional development specialist, recruiting coordinator, staffing manager, talent leader, and ultimately as executive director of talent management. Tony grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, TX and is a first-generation college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of Texas at Austin. Tony and his wife, Esther, have four children—Diego, Xoxi, Alejandro and Natalia.

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