Carla Leon-Decker, president/CEO of the $47 million District Government Employees Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C., has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the NCUA board.
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Leon-Decker has been in her current post since 2000 and before that was president/CEO of PAHO/WHO FCU. She also had been a branch manager at Transportation FCU.
She has been active in numerous credit union organizations and is a Credit Union Development Educator. Her credit union is a recognized as a Community Development Credit Union by the National Federation.
Leon-Decker earned her bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University and her master’s degree in international commerce and policy from George Mason University.
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.
Leon-Decker is a co-founder and director of the Network of Latino Credit Union Professionals. Hyland also is of Latino descent.
Her 10,800-member CU reported a profit of $31,167 in the first six months of 2011 after reporting losses of $119,797 for 2007, $369,282 for 2008, $483,946 for 2009, and $322,790 for 2010.