Daniel Galindo serves as Senior Vice President, Community Development and Strategy Director with Woodforest National Bank. Daniel is responsible for the development, implementation, expansion, and direct oversight of ground-breaking award-winning strategic initiatives in the areas of retail banking, lending, investments, and Corporate Responsibility throughout Woodforest’s 17 state footprint. Daniel has over 17 years of combined community banking, community and economic development, regulatory, public policy, and relationship management experience. A mission driven individual, passionate to serve and advocate for communities around the various challenges, while implementing innovative forward-thinking capital solutions.
Daniel’s leadership has led the bank to create complex and innovative solutions to ensure communities thrive, while delivering a historic and monumental Outstanding CRA rating as a large bank. Daniel manages over $400 million (regulatory, credit risk, profitability, and impact) through the Community Reinvestment impact investing and loan portfolios of the Bank. Daniel is a skilled professional in financial structuring through Community Development Financial Institutions, Private Equity Funds, Opportunity Zone Funds, Small Business Investment Companies, Rural Business Investment Companies, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Special Purpose Vehicles and secondary financial market transactions. Daniel is also responsible for the Bank’s Community Development, Minority Deposit Institutions, and Impact Investing Strategy teams.
Daniel has been a strong advocate of community banking, banking financial inclusion, access to capital in underserved communities, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing. Daniel serves on the board of directors for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Foundation, North Carolina Bankers Association – Centrant Community Capital, Alamo Community Group, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Daniel has received numerous industry recognitions such as the 2020 San Antonio Business Journal 40 under 40, Advocate of the Year from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2021 Independent Community Bankers Association 40 under 40, American Bankers Association Commitment Award on Affordable Housing, Consumer Bankers Association for the Woodforest Foundry program, and was recently highlighted by Hispanic Executive magazine as a thought leader in his field.
Daniel is a longtime resident of San Antonio and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and an Executive MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions.