Latino CU networking luncheon includes new mentorship program

March 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (3/10/15)--The Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP) will hold its annual networking luncheon today in conjunction with CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club.

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and NLCUP will sign a memorandum of understanding for the My Credit Union Mentor program, which benefits small, minority-owned and faith-based credit unions. The federation announced the new program Friday (News Now March 9).

The agenda includes discussion of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration and the implications of the United States' new foreign policy toward Cuba.

Scheduled speakers are:

  • Carlos Calderon, president/CEO, OAS Staff FCU, Washington, D.C.;
  • Maria Martinez, president/CEO, Border FCU, Del Rio, Texas, and NLCUP board chair;
  • Lynette Smith, president/CEO, Washington Gas Light FCU, Springfield, Va., and African-American Credit Union Coalition board chair;
  • Cathie Mahon, federation president/CEO;
  • Eric Rodriguez, vice president of policy, National Council of La Raza;
  • Pablo DeFilippi, federation senior vice president,
  • Miriam De Dios, CEO, Coopera;
  • Natalia Jimenez Alegria, Hispanic affairs officer, Embassy of Mexico; and
  • Mike Beall, president/CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA).

The event is sponsored by CUNA; Coopera; ECS Financials; NCBA; New Jersey Credit Union League; NLCUP; North Jersey FCU, Totowa, N.J.; and PSCU.