Fri, Jun 30, 2017
El Tiempo Latino, Washington DC Metro Area's Spanish newspaper, has named Carla Decker, CEO of District Government Employees Federal Credit Union, as one of its 100 Most Influential People on the Powermeter 100 list.
This is a unique sought-after list of the 100 most influential people for the Nation’s Capital Metro Area Latinos. The Powermeter 100 list is a testimony of the influence that these 100 powerful individuals have had in the Hispanic community and the community at large. In order to select the 100 individuals that comprise the list, El Tiempo Latino holds a nomination process open to the public. With more than 400 nominees collected, a panel of judges from the community and the paper’s editorial council selected those, whom based on their merits throughout 2016-2017 deserve to be called “one of the 100.”
"I’m elated and super proud to be to be named #OneofThe100 most influential people to the DC metro area’s Hispanic community," said Decker.
Under her leadership, DGEFCU embraced a mission financial inclusion, ultimately becoming a 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. She is a 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. Decker studied Finance and holds an MA in International Commerce & Politics from George Mason University.