Daniel D. Vela

Daniel D. Vela

Daniel D. Vela is married to Alejandra. They have four children one attending and one graduated from Texas A&M University, one attending University of the Incarnate Word and one enrolled in McAllen ISD.

Independent Pharmacy Owner – 1981-Present

State Business Man of the Year 2013 – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Texas

President of

  • Legend Pharmacies Southwest
  • Our Lady of Sorrows School Advisory Council
  • Longhorn Pharmaceutical Association – Past President
  • Texas Pharmacy Association 2000-2003
  • Rio Bank from 1999 to the Present
  • McAllen National Bank from 1988-1999


  • University of Texas Pharmacy Foundation Advisory Council
  • Data RX Board of Directors, Vice-Chairman, member


  • University of Texas Pharmacy Foundation Advisory Council (1988-Present)
  • South Texas Pharmacy Network
  • Texas Pharmacy Association
  • National Community Pharmacist Association
  • Valley Land Fund Board of Directors
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Finance Council
  • Past Regent of Kappa PSI Pharmacy Fraternity
  • McAllen Independent School District School Board Trustee – 2007-Present


  • 1974 of McAllen High School
  • University of Texas College of Pharmacy
Mr. Vela swearing in