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#Bess4Houston

Danielle has over 20 years of experience in community activism, government relations and campaign logistics. She executes and enhances the strategic goals of her clients while meeting their civic needs. She has a proven track record of exceptional outcomes in deadline-driven operations, excellence in public/government affairs, strategic marketing communication, conflict resolution, fundraising, project management and community outreach initiatives. Her reach extends to local, county, state and federal levels of government with prominent organizations and clientele such as, Obama for America (Houston), Sheila Jackson Lee for Congress Campaign (14 years), Annise Parker for Mayor, and Ron Kirk for Senate Campaign, to name a few. She holds a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington with Cum Laude honors, and an Executive MBA from Texas Women’s University.

A native Houstonian and the daughter to parents raised in the segregated south, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Women-Owned Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur, the characteristics of strength, service, leadership and hard work were instilled in her at a young age. The spiritual foundation they taught their children and their sacrifice for family is the centerpiece of her core values for service that reigns supreme in her life choices.

In her professional career, she has served as a licensed Texas Real Estate Professional for the past 15 years at Womack Development & Investment Realtors.

Through real estate, she has served as the project manager and/or sales consultant for affordable housing developments that placed over 100 families in newly constructed single-family properties, with a 0% foreclosure rating. She also assisted in the disaster recovery efforts that focused on the rebuilding and/or remodeling the homes of many Senior citizens throughout Houston. She was also an active part of a plethora of community development projects, funded from both the private and public sector, that removed blight and created beautification concepts in spaces that were historically underserved. 

 

In her spare time, she enjoys the activities of golfing, swing-out dancing, traveling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

She is the devoted wife to Corey Bess, a Sr. Marketing Professional in the energy sector, an active member in their church, and a dedicated member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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AFFILIATIONS

  • Wheeler Avenue Baptist ChurchCourtesy Corps

  • WAICV Women's GuildFashion Show Tri-Chair

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • Tierwester Civic Club

  • Houston Association of Realtors

  • Houston Black Real Estate Association

  • INROADS Alumni Association

  • Greater Houston Black Chamber

  • National Women of Achievement

  • Houston Texans YMCA Community Board

  • Julia F. Thompson, Inc. (Non-Profit)

  • 2010 to 2020 Womack Development Top Producer

  • Former Miss Black Houston

  • Former Miss Black & Gold