Robert Mujica became the Oversight Board’s executive director on January 1, 2023, after a long and distinguished career in New York State Government spanning five governors and ten legislative leaders.
Robert Mujica became New York’s Director of the Budget in 2015 after nearly two decades working with legislative leaders and other government officials in New York on budget, fiscal, and policy issues.
As Budget Director he was responsible for the overall development and management of New York State’s fiscal policy, including overseeing the preparation of budget recommendations for all State agencies and programs, economic and revenue forecasting, tax policy, fiscal planning, capital financing and management of the State’s debt portfolio.
Mujica worked with Democrats and Republicans to deliver timely, balanced budgets and to reach consensus among many stakeholders with diverse interests. Mujica negotiated with and advised government officials on every major financial and policy issue in New York over the past two decades.
Previously, Mujica was Chief of Staff to the Temporary President and Majority Leader of the Senate, and served as Secretary to the New York Senate Finance Committee.
Mujica was born in New York City and is of Puerto Rican heritage. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York. He received his master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School.