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Name  Louis Molnar
Role  Businessman
Louis Molnar
Nationality  dual Canadian/American Citizen
Occupation  Businessman, Politician, Author
Alma mater  Leeds Trinity University, University of London, Western Governors University

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Louis Molnar (titled "The Honorable") is a businessman, politician, actor, and author.

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Early life

Molnar was born in Houston, Texas. He is a first-generation American with dual Canadian-American citizenship through his Hungarian father, and is the second-born of three children to Alexander Louis Molnar and Rebecca (nee de Morin). Molnar is a graduate of Galena Park High School, and obtained an MBA in international business strategy undergraduated in international relations from Trinity College, studying in London, England where he was proctored at the University of London. Molnar subsequently attended Western Governors University and studied accounting.

Louis Molnar started his first business at the age of nine employing neighborhood children for landscaping work benefiting the elderly in his community. This early experience in business led Molnar into business management. Molnar later founded, in 1992, operations consulting firm L I Molnar Consultants, which later became the partnership Kiraly Molnar Jansen. By his mid-twenties Mr. Molnar's operations expertise had led to large projects around the world, including infrastructure development for the Republic of Chad.

Business career

In a 2011 interview Louis Molnar called himself "a watchdog" of public spending, and has since said on many occasions he allies himself with individuals who seek efficiency in government. Both as a businessman and in his subsequent political career Molnar has placed a great deal of attention on urban planning, infrastructure, efficiency, environmental concerns, and economic development. Molnar has worked with various municipal governments and organizations world-wide on these areas. In this same interview, Molnar spoke briefly about his tenure as the Chair of Law and Urban Planning at the Spencer School of Real Estate.

Louis Molnar served as the Chair of the Houston Economic Summit's 11th biennial anniversary meeting of global leaders, that year titled "20/20". At the Summit Mr. Molnar addressed logistics and infrastructure development of the inner city, which he identified as a passion of his. In 2010 Louis Molnar was presented with the Economist of the Year Award by the Houston Economic Summit.

In 2008 Louis Molnar was inducted into Strathmore's Who's Who in American Business and in 2011 received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation noting his contributions in business and politics.

In 2014 the Dallas Business Journal named Molnar in their list of "People on the Move". In February 2014 Mr. Molnar was named as the Controller and Chief Operations Officer of nationwide property management firm Urban SW Capital, after having served as the Chief Accountant for Fat Property in Houston, Texas.

Political career

Louis Molnar served two terms as Chair (D) of Precinct 139 in Harris County, Texas from 2009–2012 and later one term as Presiding Judge, with his final term in public office ending on August 1, 2013.

Mr. Molnar also served from 2009-2013 on the Harris County Executive Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2010-2012.

Louis Molnar was also the first elected official to sign a nationwide dissenting MoveOn.org petition against the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC which gives corporations the same First Amendment rights as individuals. After signing the petition he noted, "There are those, like me [a businessman], who do well for the common good with what we're provided," Molnar said. "But that's not what these tools [corporate funds] are meant for."

In 2011 Mr. Molnar was a candidate for Houston city council at-large position 4. It was during this race that Louis Molnar wrote and recorded a song called "Erin", which he used as a fund-raiser for his campaign under the name "P4" (for Precinct 4). The song was an homage to Erin Stevenson, a singer he was rumored as dating at the time.

Mr. Molnar has continued to provide political commentary on CNN as an iReporter and through social media.

Books

• "Operations 101: A Primer"
• "Property Management in Texas: Law and Ethics, Principles and Practices"

White papers

• "Benefits of Having a Real Estate License in Property Management"
• "A Step Beyond AI: Artificial Philosophy"
• "Environmental Sampling and Analysis: developing the infrastructure of Chad"

Research papers

• "Plant Neurological Responses and Learning"

References

Louis Molnar Wikipedia