Board of GovernorsIgnacio Urbieta Jr. is the CEO of Medley, Florida-based Urbieta Oil Co. Since Urbieta took the helm in 1987, Urbieta Oil has grown from a $4 million family business into a $450 million company. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Urbieta Oil #10 in its Hot 500 list of The Fastest Growing Businesses in America.
Urbieta holds an MBA from Florida International University as well as an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Miami. Prior to his role as CEO, Urbieta worked as an electrical engineer at Racal Milgo in Miami. He developed two U.S. Data Multiplexing Patents. Urbieta also taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Miami from 1980-1990. In 2008, Urbieta was awarded the FIU Business School Hall of Fame Builder’s Award. In 2009, he was named FIU Medallion Outstanding Alumnus.
Urbieta's affiliations include Florida Energy Commission Advisory Board; Miami Chamber of Commerce; University of Miami Citizens Board; Miami Dade County Beacon Council; Latin Builders Association; Latin American Business Association; Florida Petroleum Association; National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition; FIU Alumni Association; University of Miami Alumni Association; Urbieta Family Fund for Colon Cancer research; Jose Marti Scholarship Fund; and MD Anderson Hospital Advanced Development Board.