Javier Angulo is responsible for Walmart’s regional and state business growth strategy, legislative and policy affairs, stakeholder outreach and organizational partnerships in Los Angeles and Orange County, California Central Coast, New Mexico and Hawaii. He is a member of the Walmart Foundation’s California State Giving Council and the Los Angeles Giving Committee which are responsible for distribution of foundation resources to high-impact non-profit organizations.
Javier has over ten years of experience working in the non-profit and political sectors. He began his career in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellow and served as a constituent liaison for the Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee. He returned to California to join the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) where he served as Director of Development. He then joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) to direct their national civic engagement programs.
Prior to joining Walmart, Javier served as a senior associate for Progressive Strategy Partners where he managed political and educational campaigns for local and statewide candidates, ballot initiatives, and public and non-governmental organizations.
Javier is currently Chairman of the LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes in Los Angeles, board secretary of the Los Angeles Business Federation, and executive board member of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the US Conference of Mayors Business Council. Other board memberships include: American Red Cross of Los Angeles, Hawaii and New Mexico Retail Associations, Central City Association of Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries, Southern California Leadership Network, Valley Industrial and Commerce Association (VICA) and the Valley Economic Alliance. Javier also co-founded HONOR PAC, a political action committee dedicated to electing Latino LGBT candidates. He served as a mayoral appointee to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Review Commission and the Los Angeles East Area Planning Commission where he served as President.
Javier earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and resides in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles with his partner Ryan and his two doggies Canela and Kobi.