Jose Lara

District At-Large, Class C
Term: February, 2024

Jose is responsible for all Member interaction areas of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. This includes the Branch Network, Real Estate and Consumer Lending, Member Contact Center (MCC), ATM Fleet Operations, Payment Operations, Records & Item Processing, Debit & Credit Card Servicing and Fraud. Additionally, Investment, Trust, Retirement and Insurance services are within his scope of oversight.

Jose Lara has been employed in the financial services industry since 1986. He came to SchoolsFirst FCU in 1993. Jose earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University. He holds a Series Seven general securities license, is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School and is a CUES Certified Chief Executive.

Active in the community, Jose serves on several boards and committees, including the CSUF Philanthropic Foundation (Emeritus), Comunidad Latina Federal Credit Union, SchoolsFirst Insurance Services, SchoolsFirst Plan Administration, Wespay, CUES Advisory Board (Treasurer), UCI Customer Experience Council and CU4Kids CHOC Advisory Committee (Chairperson.)

Jose and his wife Priscilla have been married 31 years and are the proud parents of two adult children.  Their son Joel is a Special Education teacher and his daughter Sophia recently graduated from Gonzaga University and is pursuing a Masters in Speech & Language Pathology.

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