Walter Morales

Businessman, Entrepreneur, and Educator

Walter is very passionate about education.  He started a non-profit foundation, The Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies, which run 3 charter schools in the area.  Previously, Walter was a Professor of Finance at LSU for over 23 years, where he taught several different courses from Investments to Portfolio Management.

For business, Walter founded Commonwealth Advisors, Inc. in 1991 and serves as both the firms President and Chief Investment Officer.  Mr. Morales sits on the Board of Directors for several different companies in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, and has been involved in the successful restructuring of multiple organizations in the area as well.  

Walter is greatly involved with the community of Baton Rouge, and is an integral part of many volunteer and non-profit organizations that focus on racial disparity.

Professional Credentials

Personal Life

  • Born Baton Rouge, LA
  • Devout Catholic
  • Serves on Diocese of Baton Rouge Racial Harmony Commission

education background

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  Louisiana State University, 1984.
  • Master of Business Administration.  Louisiana State University, 1993.

Professional Experience

  • Baton Rouge Bank Trust Division.  Chief Investment Officer.
  • Commonwealth Advisors, Inc.  Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer.
  • Louisiana State University.  Professor of Finance.
  • Louisiana Achievement Charter Academies.  Founder.

Network with Walter Morales

Walter would love to hear from people who have similar interests or other business owners in the Baton Rouge area.  Also if you are a fellow educator or a student who may have ideas on how to improve the education system, or with questions about Walter’s charter schools, feel free to reach out by filling out the form on the contact page.


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