Senior Vice President, Community Development and Strategy Director for Woodforest National Bank
Daniel Galindo serves as Senior Vice President, Community Development and Strategy Director for Woodforest National Bank. Daniel is responsible for the development, implementation, expansion, and direct oversight of groundbreaking, award-winning strategic initiatives in retail banking, lending, investments, and corporate responsibility across Woodforest’s 17 state footprint. Daniel has nearly 20 years of banking, community and economic development, regulatory, public policy, and relationship management experience. He is mission-driven and passionate about serving and advocating for communities with complex challenges, while implementing innovative forward-thinking capital solutions.
Daniel’s leadership has led Woodforest to create complex and innovative solutions to ensure communities thrive, while delivering a historic and monumental Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating (Large Bank) for the Bank. He also manages regulatory, credit risk, profitability, and impact through the Community Reinvestment impact investing and loan portfolios for 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, and Special Purpose Vehicles. Daniel is also responsible for Woodforest’s Community Development, Minority Deposit Institution, and Impact Investing strategy teams.
Daniel is a strong advocate of community banking, financial inclusion, access to capital in underserved communities, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Foundation (IBAT), serves as Chairman of Centrant Community Capital, Alamo Community Group, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He 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, American Bankers Association’s Commitment Award on Affordable Housing, Consumer Bankers Association for Woodforest Foundry (accelerator program), was recently highlighted by Hispanic Executive Magazine as a thought leader in his field, and received the 2021 ICBA Independent Banker 40 under 40 Emerging Community Bank Leader award.
Daniel is a longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. A proud husband, and father to three young girls. Daniel is completing his Executive MBA in Banking and Financial Institutions with graduation in July 2021.