Subject Matter Expert
Larry Garcia Larry Garcia
President of El Paso Credit Union Affordable Housing

Larry Garcia is a native of El Paso, Texas. He has an MBA from the University of Texas--El Paso. He has extensive training and experience in Financial Education Homeownership, Real Estate, and Mortgage Lending.

Larry is President of El Paso Credit Union Affordable Housing---a Credit Union Service Organization (AHCUSO) formed by eight local credit unions. Larry has been active with the Credit Union movement for twenty nine years.

Prior to his current position, he served as President of a mortgage company specializing in the Hispanic & Lowto- Moderate Income & affordable home market. He served on the Boards of Directors of TSWAG Fed.Cr.Union and West Texas Credit Union for 18 years, serving as Chairman for nine years. He was Chairman of the Fair Housing Task force for the City of El Paso and has served as a member in the El Paso County Predatory Lending Prevention Task Force. He has served as a consultant to Fannie Mae, the Dept. of Treasury, IRS, HUD, and the National Credit Union Foundation. He also serves on the Consumer Federation of America’s Hispanic Advisory Committee, and is co-chair of the Coalition for Family Economic Progress (a VITA Coalition). Larry served on Fannie Mae’s Community Technology Council and the Credit Union Advisory Council. Larry was a founding Director and Treasurer for the Border Fair Housing Center which is a HUD Fair Housing Initiative Private organization that serves the entire U.S.-Mexico Border, is Vice-Chair for the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals, and is a member of various committees for national organizations.

Volunteer Board & Committee Participation:
2007 – 2010 United Way – Member Community Impact Advisory Council
2006 – Present Vice Chair –Network of Latino Credit Unions & Professionals- a founding director and officer of National Latino Organization to promote low cost financial services to Latino communities through credit union services & to promote Latino financial needs to Credit Unions
2006 – 2007 Member – Fannie Mae – Credit Union Advisory Committee
2004 – 2009 Director – Hispanic America Saves Advisory Committee
(Consumer Federation of America) 2004 – 2008 Member Fannie Mae-Community Technology Council
2003 – Present Co-Chair: Coalition for Family Economic Progress –Countywide VITA program
2004 – 2007 Director/Treasurer-Border Fair Housing & Economic Justice Center (HUD FHIP)
2002 – 2003 Member - Business Development Committee (NAHREP),
2004 – Present Chairman & Member–Fair Housing Task Force, City of El Paso, TX
2001 – Present Co-Chair--El Paso Saves Campaign (Hispanic America Saves Campaign)
2001 – 2004 Member—El Paso County IDA Advisory Board
2001 – 2003 Member—El Paso County Predatory Task Force Committee
1998 – 2000 Board Member – Local Mental Health Authority
1998 – 2000 Trustee Chair – El Paso Psychiatric Hospital
1998 – 2001 Chairman of the Board – West Texas Credit Union
1993 – 1998 Chairman of the Board – TSWAG Federal Credit Union
1982 – 1992 Vice-Chairman of the Board – TSWAG Fed. Credit Union

HONORS & AWARDS:
Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges / Outstanding Young Men in America, U.S. Congress Special Recognition for Community Service, Texas State Senate Recognition for Community Service, IRS Community Service Leadership Award