Daya Khalsa

Board Vice Chair

“I have worked toward making hard-working New Mexico low-income families stable and successful through my service with Prosperity Works, as a member of their Board and Director of Development. Many more families can succeed if they can fund their children’s college education, start and grow a business, buy a home, and establish a savings account to cover emergencies. Those are basic American goals that can be met. When we make sure these opportunities for success exist for everyone, we will see long-term results and a more prosperous, just society.”

Now partially retired and focused on devoting time and talent to the well-being of the people of New Mexico, Mr. Khalsa is a successful entrepreneur with a career that included senior executive leadership roles in business management, marketing and business development, strategic planning, and the development of nonprofit organizations. As the co-founder and President of Akal Security, Inc., a firm that has provided more than $8 billion dollars of protective services to local, state and primarily Federal Government, Mr. Khalsa helped grow the largest privately held company in New Mexico. For more than 30 years, he has served on boards working toward economic development, public health, and the alleviation of poverty in New Mexico. As a member of the Anchorum St. Vincent Board of Directors, Mr. Khalsa chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Investment Subcommittee. As a Board member for CHRISTUS St. Vincent, he chairs the Quality & Patient Safety Committee and serves on their Audit and Finance Committee as well as the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation Board.