Anthony Muñoz is a Principal of TEAM Services Corporation. Managing the Cincinnati office with his son, Michael Muñoz, Anthony Muñoz is responsible for growing TEAM Services’ business in the area through strategic alliances and operational management. He comes by this key role naturally thanks to his breadth of experience representing a range of corporations. Going forward, he sees TEAM Services becoming one of the top security and crowd management firms regionally and nationally thanks to the tenets behind its establishment and its high operating standards that place character and integrity at the center of its values.
Anthony Muñoz co-founded the full-service marketing Muñoz Agency in 2011. Separately, he has served as a spokesman for numerous corporations, including National City Bank (formerly Provident Bank), PNC Bank, Furniture Fair, and various P&G brands, on a national and regional basis. Many of his national campaigns were connected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 1998, the first year of his eligibility.
Anthony Muñoz enjoyed an exceptionally long career in pro football, playing offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals for 13 years. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl 11 times and remains the sole Bengal player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He entered the NFL as the third draft pick overall in 1980. During his football tenure, he helped guide his team to two Super Bowls, three AFC Central titles and two AFC championships. He was named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-time Team. In 1991, the NFL named him its Man of the Year for his community work.
Since his retirement from pro football in the early 1990s, Muñoz has remained highly active in his community. He founded the Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF) in 2002 to benefit youth from challenging circumstances throughout the Tri-state Area (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana). AMF seeks to impact youth mentally, physically, and spiritually. Since its establishment, AMF has garnered more than $10 million toward these efforts. Muñoz prioritizes his philanthropic work and appreciates the guidance he received from various mentors throughout his career.
In 2009, the National Council of La Raza recognized Anthony Muñoz with the Roberto Clemente Award for Sports Excellence, an award named for Puerto Rican baseball player, a renowned outfielder, who tragically died in a plane crash in the early 1970s and given to a highly successful athlete who is committed to Hispanic Americans’ advancement.
Anthony Muñoz began playing baseball at age 7, and his childhood dream was to become a professional baseball player. He continued playing sports in high school and college, playing four years of football and one year of baseball. Today, Muñoz’s sports involvement includes regular workouts and golf. Playing at least once a week, he cites Georgia’s Augusta National and California’s Pebble Beach as two of his favorite courses, appreciating them for their history and settings. He tries to explore new courses whenever he travels.
A native of Ontario, California, Anthony Muñoz remained in Cincinnati following his professional football career. Married for more than 36 years to Dede, he often spends time with his son Michael and his wife Emily and their three sons as well as with his daughter Michelle and her husband Luke and their two sons and a daughter.