Daniel Valdez is a Senior Regional Manager with Welcoming America, an award-winning organization that is helping local communities welcome newcomers and create vibrant communities for all. Previously, he led community-level advocacy efforts around awareness, education, and strategies to eradicate poverty in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He is passionate about using his talents and experience to advance the mission of organizations working on systemic changes in an effort to make the world a better place for all. He holds a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.Daniel was born in Mexico and has called the Charlotte area home for the past 20 years. In his free time, Daniel volunteers with a number of organizations and serves as President of the Board of Directors of Charlotte Pride.