Carla Decker


Carla Decker
Chief Executive Officer, District Government Employees (DC) Federal Credit Union

Carla Decker is CEO of District Government Employees (DC) Federal Credit Union, a low-income designated and minority owned financial co-operative.  Under her leadership, DGEFCU embraced a mission of financial inclusion, attaining the designation of Community Development Financial Institution.  In 2006, Carla established DGEFCU’s “ACCESO” branch, a multi-stake holder partnership, to serve the unbanked Hispanic community with banking, credit and financial education services.  A “Juntos Avanzamos” credit union, DGEFCU excels at serving the unbanked, or otherwise underserved, folks in the District – whether they are new to the city or have lived here for multiple generations.

Carla is co-founder of the Network of Latino Credit Unions & Professionals, serves on various cooperative sector boards, and is the U.S. representative to the Americas’ Region of the International Co-operative Alliance.

Originally from Lima, Peru, Carla immigrated to the U.S. for higher education. She studied Finance, and holds an MA in International Commerce & Politics from George Mason University in Virginia.

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