Michael R. Mendez '03, MBA '10

Michael R. Mendez '03, MBA '10

President, Mendez Fuel Holdings, LLC
Distinguished Alumnus
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs 

Michael Mendez is the Owner of Mendez Fuel, which operates several gas stations throughout Miami. Mendez Fuel’s flagship Coral Way location is anything but typical, offering fresh specialty sandwiches, acai bowls, and its own proprietary cold-press juice brand, FuelJuice Miami. In addition, it is one of Miami’s best craft beer destinations. Previously, Mr. Mendez worked at JDM Partners, a wealth-management firm, and implemented its marketing plan.
For 10 years, Mr. Mendez sat on the FIU Foundation’s Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as a Cabinet Member for the Dean’s Advisory Board for both the FIU College of Law and the College of Arts & Sciences. He is President of the Costa Foundation, which supports human rights organizations. The Foundation has funded an immigration legal clinic at FIU, as well as college scholarships. 

Mendez graduated from FIU with both a B.A. in history and an M.B.A.


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  • Bank of America

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  • Carnival Corporation & PLC
  • Geico

Silver Sponsors

  • BBVA Compass
  • TotalBank

Bronze Sponsor

  • Benchmark Hospitality

Award Naming Sponsor

  • The Brain Center

Panther Pride Sponsors

  • City Year Miami
  • Wilson-Bennett Technology, Inc.

Media Sponsors

  • All In One Mail Shop
  • BankUnited
  • ClearChannel
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Lennar Foundation
  • The Miami Heat
  • Florida East Coast Realty
  • Florida International Bankers Association
  • MasTec
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • The Miami Dolphins
  • Midtown Doral
  • Ocean Bank
  • Radiology Associates of Florida, P.A.
  • STR-Miami
  • Tonkinson Foundation

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  • Gold Coast

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