Prospera North Carolina Board Member Receives National Recognition
John Herrera, member of Prospera’s North Carolina Board, was recently featured by Time Magazine in its special August issue titled The South Issue. The main article focusses on the stories, lives and history behind the country’s most culturally complex region, and it recognizes key people who are breaking against the norm to bring new ideas, fresh voices and change to the region.
Among the 31 people featured in the article is Self-Help Credit Union Senior Vice President for Latino/Hispanic Affairs John Herrera. Self-Help is a Durham, NC-based credit union that serves over 120,000 members, primarily in North Carolina, California, Illinois and Florida, providing almost $7 billion in financing to over 112,000 low-to-moderate income individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses. You can read the article at http://time.com/5349036/people-changing-the-south/.
John has been heavily involved in the community throughout North Carolina and has served on the Board of Trustees at North Carolina Central University. He served on the North Carolina Credit Union Commission from 2003-2010, and was elected Carrboro Town Alderman in 2001, reelected in 2005 and was Mayor Pro Term. John co-founded and is the board chair of Latino Community Credit Union, the first fully bilingual financial institution in North Carolina which became a national model and is one of the fastest growing credit unions in the nation. He has been a board member of National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders since 2002 and also served on the North Carolina Center for International Understanding board from 1997-2001, and the North Carolina Minority Support Center from 2000-2010. He was named a Dwight Eisenhower Fellow in 2003.