Cathy Muñoz, Deputy Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner Cathy Muñoz serves as a deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Muñoz is a life-long Alaskan, small business owner, and the mother of two. She formerly served on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and as a legislator in the Alaska State House of Representatives.
Workforce development has been a key priority throughout Muñoz’s public service career. In the Legislature, she served as Chairwoman of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee, and member of the House Finance Committee. She worked to secure funding for the University of Alaska, Southeast Mine Training program, and worked to bring Alaska’s first Mining Simulator to the University. She also sponsored legislation establishing a provision in state law allowing companies to receive a tax credit for contributions made to vocational education programs.
Muñoz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She currently serves as the Chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.