Long List of Accomplishments
Herrera, who serves as the senior vice president for Latino/Hispanic affairs at Durham, N.C.-based Self-Help, a statewide Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI); is also a co-founder and board chairman of the $217 million-Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU), which is also based in Durham.
He also served on North Carolina's Credit Union Commission from 2003 to 2010.
Born in Costa Rica, Herrera is also the founder of El Pueblo Inc., a statewide Latino policy organization and a founding board member of El Centro Latino, a community-based organization. He is also a former alderman for the town of Carrboro, N.C., reportedly the first Hispanic immigrant elected to a North Carolina municipal office (in 2001).
Herrera is also no stranger to Obama, having been recognized by the White House 2013 as an "Immigrant Innovator Champion of Change." Herrera received a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a graduate degree from North Carolina State University.