Roy Morales joins Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI) as an executive who has successfully governed, directed, and managed diverse programs for the U.S. military, municipal governments, public schools, colleges, and in the private sector. His expertise includes launching new initiatives and organizations, developing novel solutions to problems, building coalitions, and managing crises.
Roy has led programs related to planning, information technology, health care, security, public safety, and emergency response. He has telemedicine expertise and was responsible for installation of a state-of-the-art telemedicine clinic at a Montgomery County college and served as director of information technology at a Houston school district.
From 2007 to 2013, Roy served as a school trustee at the Harris County Department of Education. He provided leadership as chairman of the audit, budget, technology, and finance committees. In addition, he served on the safe and secure schools and Head Start policy committees.
After retiring from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as a lieutenant colonel, Roy was selected as the first chief technology officer of the new Houston Emergency Center.
Roy served as the city of Houston liaison with the FBI to improve network security in the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. He was the city’s liaison with the National Football League and worked to ensure protection of the city’s radio, voice, and data communications during Super Bowl XXXVIII.
During his USAF service, he was involved in Space Shuttle operations and honored as Space and Missile Systems Engineer of the Year.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, Roy earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Chapman University and a master’s degree from the School of Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Additionally, he graduated from the USAF Air and Command Staff College and the USAF War College.
Roy’s leadership and technology experience in multiple public-sector organizations will be of immense value to SPI clients seeking to expand their business.