Jose Garcia, President/CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union recognized as one of Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color

Becomes the first in the credit union industry to receive this recognition

WASHINGTON, DC (July 20, 2021) — Chicago United has announced its 2021 Business Leaders of Color. A group of 50 diverse, influential, and accomplished individuals chosen from a highly competitive field of nominees, the individuals selected demonstrate a broad range of professional experiences and proven track records of success in numerous industries.

“As a Latino and a businessman, I’m very pleased and honored to be recognized this year by Chicago United,” stated Mr. Garcia.  “What’s makes this even more meaningful to me is the fact that this is the first time someone from the credit union industry has received this recognition,” added Garcia.

Past Business Leaders of Color include former First Lady Michelle Obama; Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, Vice President, Human Resources, Harvard University, Gery Chico, lawyer and public official and Don Thompson, retired Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Corporation.

“Chicago United’s mission is about advancing multiracial leadership,” said Tiffany Hamel Johnson, President and CEO, Chicago United. “We are thrilled to honor these individuals and welcome this cohort into an assembly of history-making trailblazers who have been named bi-annually for almost 20 years.

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit

About Chicago United:

Chicago United is a corporate membership and advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color by advancing multiracial leadership in corporate governance, expanding the talent pipeline for executive-level management, and growing minority business. Founded in 1968, the organization is focused on transforming the Chicago region into the most inclusive business ecosystem in the nation by engaging the top publicly and privately held corporations in leading talent management and inclusive diversity practices.


About Northwest Community Credit Union:
Open to the public in Lake, Will and Suburban Cook Counties in Illinois, Northwest Community Credit Union is located at 8930 Waukegan Road in Morton Grove. NWCCU also has a student run branch at Saint Xavier University in Chicago and is a partner with Special Olympics IL. The credit union provides its members (community members, businesses and parishes) with a comprehensive roster of financial products and services to help them achieve their financial and personal goals. For information about Northwest’s saving and loan programs, financial products and exciting promotions, visit or call us at 847.647.1030 or email


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