About Luis Miranda
Luis A. Miranda, Jr. (father of Lin-Manuel Miranda) is the managing partner of The MirRam Group, has over four decades of experience as a leader in the public and private sectors. A native of Puerto Rico, Luis was director of field services and research at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and held managerial positions at the Community Service Society, the NYC Department of Employment, the NYC Board of Education, and Aspira of New York.
In the 1980s, Miranda was a special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Edward I. Koch, and served as Director of the Mayor’s Office for Hispanic Affairs from 1987 to 1989.
About the Hispanic Federation
In 1990, Miranda became the founding President of the Hispanic Federation, one of the nation’s leading Latino nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing the human services and health needs of the Hispanic community. As President, he became one of New York City’s leading voices for increased support to Latino nonprofits and a widely admired partner for corporate and private philanthropic leaders. As a founding partner of MirRam Group, Miranda has consulted on a number of successful political campaigns. He was part of the team that managed Hillary Rodham Clinton, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand’s successful campaigns for the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Miranda’s leadership extends beyond the world of public affairs. He serves as a Board Member of The Public Theater, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Amber Charter School Foundation. He chairs the Advisory Council of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently the chairperson of The Broadway League’s Viva Broadway, Latino audience development program. Miranda currently sits on the advisory board of R.evolicion Latina and leads the Hamilton Education Initiative, bringing thousands of students to the stage musical Hamilton every year, as part of their high school curriculum.
Miranda earned his BA degree from the University of Puerto Rico and pursued graduate work in psychology at New York University. Mr. Miranda and his wife, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, have been married for 39 years and have two adult children, Luz Miranda-Crespo and Lin-Manuel Miranda. They reside in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights/Inwood.
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