Dr. Barry Munitz

Founding Partner

Dr. Barry Munitz is a founding partner of RMR. Previously, Dr. Munitz served as President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust from 1997 to 2006 and was responsible for the investment portfolio, two museums (Brentwood and Malibu), the Conservation and Research Institutes, the philanthropic foundation, and all education outreach programs. From 1991 to 1997, he served as Chancellor of the California State University (CSU) – a twenty-three-campus system which is the largest senior university in the United States. Prior to that role, Dr. Munitz was Vice Chairman of the publicly held company (MAXXAM) and president of the private company which was its major shareholder (Federated Development) where he was involved for a decade in their natural resources activity, as well as timber, banking, energy and real estate.  During the past decades, he served as a Trustee of Princeton University, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Courtauld Institute in London, as well as a corporate director at SunAmerica and Kaufman & Broad. Dr. Munitz currently chairs the board of Sierra Nevada College, is president of the Cotsen Foundation, a governor of the three Eli and Edythe Broad Family Foundations and a corporate director at SallieMae.  Dr. Munitz received a Bachelor's degree in Classics and Comparative Literature from Brooklyn College, and received a Masters and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Dr. Munitz is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary degrees from Whittier College, Claremont University, the California State University, the University of Southern California, Notre Dame and the University of Edinburgh.