Saturday, July 20, 2019

Latino Entrepreneur Honored at “Champions of Change” Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

John Herrera, a Costa Rica native and co-founder of the Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) in North Carolina, was honored at the White House “Champions of Change” ceremony on Wednesday among 11 other foreign-born entrepreneurs.

The ceremony aimed to focus attention on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs who play a role in creating jobs and increasing the nation’s economy.

“Immigrants have long made America more prosperous and innovative, and the Champions we are celebrating today represent the very best in leadership, entrepreneurship, and public service,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said in a statement.

John Herrera was praised for co-founding and guiding the LCCU to success. As mentioned before, the LCCU was founded to serve individuals without banking accounts. It has quickly become one of the fastest growing community development credit unions in the U.S.

“We are proud to recognize these leaders who work every day to grow our economy, advance science and technology, and support their home communities,” said Todd Park.

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