Born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas Carlos Wallace is the oldest son of Aaron Lee & Alice-Hunt Wallace, an accomplished railroad engineer and a highly regarded educator. A 5th generation railroader, local union officer and military veteran, Carlos has traveled extensively and uses his personal and professional experiences to carve out his current niche.
Wallace is President and CEO of Houston based Sol-Caritas, a premier entertainment and philanthropy company. The firm went from a promising start- up to a respected industry benchmark in less than five years. This as Wallace and his team of executives spearheaded a series of multi-city tours and exclusive productions featuring prominent, award winning stand up comics and entertainers from Houston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. Over 35,000 people and counting have attended Sol-Caritas events at venues including the world famous Apollo Theater and Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York; The Majestic Theater, and The Academy of Black Arts and Letters in Dallas; the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth and the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s latest project, The “Houston’s All Stars of Comedy” show, features the city’s best and brightest untapped talent. The concept’s unique blend of entertainment, corporate sponsorship and altruism has turned HASoC into a proven blockbuster event.
Wallace’s philanthropic efforts set him apart. His company has donated time and financial support to Covenant House, The American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief Fund, American Cancer Society, and the Lupus Foundation of America. Sol-Caritas lends its voice to important issues including breast cancer and autism awareness. The firm staunchly supports education through scholarships provided by the Alice Wallace Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Wallace’s beloved late mother. Most of the company’s executives are actively involved in community service and mentorship programs in Houston and New York. Wallace credits his firm belief in integrity and charitable giving to his dearly departed grandfather, Judge O'Neal Hunt, the first African American in Anderson County, Texas to hold the prestigious judicial position.
Wallace splits his time between his homes in Houston and New York.