Leadership Summit Bios

Marcela Andrés - Marcela Andrés is an architect of dreams. She serves as the President and CEO of designEDengagement, PBC, a Latina-owned education-consulting firm with a vision of reimagining how schools, families and communities partner to liberate the hopes and dreams of every child.

Additionally, Ms. Andrés serves as the Board President of the Association of Industry Analytics – Austin Chapter with a mission to build a community of professionals engaged in analytics in various industries, especially education.  
Ms. Andrés is a proud Texan daughter of a Cuban political asylum seeker father and previously undocumented Mexican mother whose common hope was a better future for their children. Similar to the youth and families she serves today; her parents quickly realized education was the key to opportunity and thus she is a graduate of Saint Edward's University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master's in Education.

David Morelli is a professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, teaching courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, communication, and leadership.  He teaches in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs.  Previously, David was the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Talent Development at PaySimple/EverCommerce, a Denver-based financial technology company. In his time there, he’s helped create the strategy on which they raised $315 million from a world-renowned private equity firm and multiply their valuation twenty-fold. 

David has expertise in a wide range of arenas from executive coaching to neuroscience and from executive leadership to peak performance. He has over 20 years of executive coaching and leadership development experience, has trained thousands in coaching methodologies, and has led worldwide programs with over 100,000 participants. Additionally, he is the creator and host of a popular podcast, Enwaken Radio, which has over 1 million subscribers and passed Oprah to hit #1 in two categories on iTunes. David holds an Executive MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Dr. Laura Muñoz is an Associate Professor of Marketing with the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from the University of Texas – Pan American (now The University of Texas of the Rio Grande - AACSB accredited). As part of her commitment to continuous education, she has completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, The Case Method Seminar at Harvard Business School and is certified on the Chally Assessment, a sales hiring assessment tool, from the Sales Education Foundation. Her passion lies in professional selling and as such, she connects theory with practice by being a faculty coach in national sales competitions. In addition, she is the faculty advisor for Market Share – Marketing, the college’s undergraduate student organization affiliated with the American Marketing Association.

Dr. Munoz’ main research interests lie in professional selling and on those topics that emerge from the intersection between marketing and entrepreneurship. Her research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Marketing Management Journal, Marketing Education Review, and The Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship to mention a few. In addition, she has over 25 papers accepted at national and international conferences.

Among her awards, she received the 2015 Outstanding Service Award at the National Conference in Sales Management for her work as a Board Member and the University of Dallas Haggar Scholar (2013 and 2015). Dr. Munoz won the Best Track Paper award in 2005 from the Association for Global Business Conference for her work on online communities and her 2016 work on entrepreneurship was nominated for the “Most Relevant for Entrepreneurs” award at the U.S. Association of Business and Entrepreneurship Conference. More recently, she earned the 2017 Engagement award for her commitment to teaching, research and service and the 2019 Outstanding Researcher of the year at the College

Guisselle Nuñez takes her audience from revelation to results.  For over a decade, she mastered her craft by teaching personal branding and marketing to private/public sector audiences and as faculty for University of Phoenix Silicon Valley.  Praise for her message and speaking style has come from the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Watermark, CREW Silicon Valley, Bank of America, NAWBO Silicon Valley, to name a few. 

The recipient of several awards and author of the book Take Charge of Your Brand, she is known and recognized as a dynamic, hands-on, and insightful personal brand expert who provides participants with bite-sized, quick and easy techniques to help them weave personal branding into their daily professional and personal actions. 

Her seasoned, marketing and personal branding skills have helped thousands of professionals, with a large number being women, learn how to communicate their value, and advocate for themselves by building a strong personal brand.

Sineria Ordóñez is a natural problem-solver and creator of ideas, Sineria Ordóñez has experience working across different industries in Marketing and Media, Insurance, Entrepreneurship, Education, and Behavioral Health. Successfully leading teams, initiatives, and operational performance, Sineria’s natural ability to connect people and ideas has guided her work in breaking silos of thought.  She believes no task is too daunting when seeking to improve oneself and the lives of others.

Sineria reimagines growth and learning opportunities as Founder of CulturaCodes, a leadership and creative ecosystem consulting practice with emphasis on cultural identity. She is a proud Honduran-American with an interest in building diverse high-performing teams. Currently, Sineria serves as Team Lead at the Project Management Institute, is a member of the Project Management Advisory Board at Houston Community College, and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

Sineria is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in International Studies and Saint Edward’s University with a Master of Science in Project Management.