Dr. Daniel P. Martinez is proud to devote himself as a servant leader in the role of Executive Director to the Greater San Antonio (GSA) Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Martinez studied philosophy at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy where he discerned a religious vocation. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of the Incarnate Word, his Masters in school leadership from St. Mary’s University completing his studies as a distinguished graduate, and his doctoral degree in educational leadership and administration from Saint Louis University.
He holds certifications in school and organizational leadership and has over 15 years of experience serving non-profit organizations in addition to being a small business owner. He has served as a teacher, a director of mission effectiveness and campus ministry, executive director of advancement and enrollment, school principal and as a secondary school president. During his career, he’s created strategic partnerships with healthcare networks and city leaders, led the initiative to become the first school in South Texas to install a state-of-the-art active shooter security system, and had an official Proclamation by the Mayor of Houston declaring August 21st as “Daniel P. Martinez Day.” He was the recipient of the Archbishop’s Medallion from Archbishop Gomez which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Archbishop for service to others and recognition as a strong servant leader.
Outside of work, Dr. Martinez affected positive change serving as the Admissions Committee Chair for the Archdiocese of San Antonio and has assisted on the Hope for the Future Strategic Marketing Committee as well as the Hope for the Future Khaki & Plaid Gala and 5K Committees. He has volunteered with Adopt a Needy Family; he served on the University of the Incarnate Word Alumni Board of Directors; the St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumni Board, he served as an officer with his Toastmasters club and has been a member of the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation for the City of Balcones Heights, a member of Leadership San Antonio, LSA 47, and an adjunct professor within the HEB School of Business at the University of the Incarnate Word.
When not at work, he enjoys traveling to various National Parks, hiking, CrossFit, and challenging himself with Spartan races, mountain biking, and cycling. In his spare time, he co-founded a social club for young professionals in San Antonio to meet and network, has owned two side businesses, serves as a non-profit consultant, and enjoys volunteering.