Daniel Morales is director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart in South Texas. Prior to that Daniel was director of communications and community relations for Walmart Public Affairs for an 11-state region where he was responsible for leading state and local communications that help improve Walmart’s reputation.
Before joining Walmart, Daniel was a political appointee under President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., where he served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Secretary Tommy Thompson’s outreach coordinator and acting communications director for the Office of Public Health and Science. Daniel also served at the U.S. Department of Labor where he was Spanish spokesperson and Hispanic liaison to Secretary Elaine Chow.
Daniel has also worked with the City of San Antonio’s Community Action Division as a social worker helping those in need through the use of Community Development Block Grants.
Daniel, originally from Brownsville, Texas, has a Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He serves on several non-profit boards including AAMA, a nonprofit in Houston’s east end, La Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston as Chair of the Executive Advisory Board, Parents Step Ahead and as the Chair of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Advisory Committee.