Vice President of Community Development, Mountain Star Federal Credit Union
Larry Garcia has been active with Credit Unions for 34 years in various positions – CEO, Board Member, Chairman, Vice President — and is currently the Vice-President for Community Development and Outreach for Mountain Star Federal Credit Union, a Community Development Financial Institution in El Paso, TX. He is a Special Government Employee of the HUD Office of Housing Counseling serving as a HUD Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee member —Mortgage Sector. Larry is currently also a Board Member of the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) and the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP), as well as a member of various local community faith based organizations.
Larry retired as Vice President of Community Development from GECU, a $2.5BB Credit Union in March 2016. Prior to this, he served 15 years as President of El Paso Credit Union Affordable Housing, a Credit Union Service Organization formed by eight credit unions, as well as President of El Paso Credit Union HOAP Inc., a housing 501c3. He previously served as President of a mortgage company specializing in the Hispanic & Low-to-Moderate Income and affordable home market.
His honors and awards include: U.S. Congress Special Recognition for Community Service, Texas State Senate Recognition for Community Service, US Dept. of Treasury-IRS Community Service Leadership Award, Financial Education Individual Best Practice Award—National Disabilities Institute, and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
A native of El Paso, Texas and has a BBA and MBA from the University of Texas–El Paso. He has extensive training and experience in Financial Education, Homeownership programs, Affordable Home Development, and Mortgage Lending.