Federation Welcomes Nomination of Carla Leon-Decker to NCUA Board

Contact: Rafael O. Morales, Public Affairs & West Coast Program Officer ● 212-809-1850, ext. 206 ●

(October 21, 2011 – New York, NY) The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) welcomes the nomination of Carla Leon-Decker to the NCUA Board.

“DC Federal Credit Union, where Ms. Leon-Decker currently serves as CEO, is a member community development credit union (CDCU) of the Federation, and has played an outstanding role in extending services to the low-income residents of the District of Columbia,” said Federation President/CEO Clifford Rosenthal. “We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Carla both domestically and internationally. We have no doubt that she will serve on the NCUA Board with distinction.”

Leon-Decker has been active in numerous credit union organizations, is a Credit Union Development Educator, and is a co-founder and director of the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP).

Leon-Decker, whose nomination must be confirmed by the Senate, would succeed NCUA board member Gigi Hyland, who has served since November 2005. Hyland’s term expired Aug. 2.


The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) is a certified CDFI Intermediary representing more than 240 community development credit unions (CDCUs).  The Federation’s member CDCUs provide credit, savings, transaction services and financial education to more than 1.7 million residents of low-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the United States, and hold over $11 billion in community-controlled assets.  The Federation also represents 50 Community Development Partners, some of the nation’s largest credit unions with a special commitment to serving low-income communities.  Founded in 1974, the Federation is headquartered in Lower Manhattan with offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Madison, WI; and San Francisco, CA.   The Federation offers a wide range of advocacy, educational, training, investment, marketing, and outreach programs to support and assist CDCUs.  For more information about the Federation and its programs, please visit:

© 2011 National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.

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