Throughout his career, Luis has created and implemented successful asset-building programs and lending initiatives specific to the needs of Latino consumers and underserved communities. Some of these initiatives include: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), a low-income tax clinic, affordable housing programs, financial education programs, Individual Development Accounts (IDA), alternative payday loan programs, affordable auto loan programs, Hispanic outreach programs, and the CDFI Fund grant program.
Luis’s grant writing efforts have led to multiple grant awards totaling tens of millions of dollars from a variety of public and private sources. Luis has a B.S. in Business Management and is a graduate of Southwest CUNA Management School. He has been involved in a great number of industry associations. Current associations include: founding and current Board Member of the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals; Co-Chair of the Coalition for Family Economic Progress; and Co-Chair of El Paso Saves.