11. Juntos Avanzamos  ”Together We Advance”  with Pablo DeFilippi

In The Movement Podcast

Episode 11

Juntos Avanzamos  “Together We Advance”  with Pablo DeFilippi

Welcome to In The Movement Podcast with your show hosts Christopher Kemm and Austin De Bey, to discuss what’s happening in the credit union movement. Each episode will feature leaders talking about history and current affairs and how we can utilize our expertise to educate, communicate, and mobilize to better serve our movement.

Meet Pablo DeFillipi

Pablo is a passionate financial executive who serves as the Senior Vice President for networking and membership engagement at Inclusive. Originally from Chile, he started his credit union career in the United States based on a recommendation from a social studies teacher. Starting with Municipal Credit Union in New York City, Pablo then joined the Lower Eastside People’s Federal Credit Union – a nationally recognized credit union serving underserved populations in New York City. He became the CEO of Lower Eastside in 2004 and went on to work with the World Council Credit Union, and is currently serving as an executive at Inclusive.

Giving Access to Basic Financial Services to Underserved Populations

Even though New York City is a major global financial hub, many of its residents don’t have access to essential financial services. “I couldn’t understand how that worked.” He quickly realized that big corporations weren’t willing to close the financial gaps he found in the banking industry. 

Listen in to find out how credit unions can make financial tools available to minorities, how Pablo and his company are filling the financial gap for minorities, and three of the best lessons Pablo has learned during his career in finance.

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Show Notes:

[04:34] Pablo’s journey from his early days in banking to his current executive banking position. 

[07:56] When Pablo discovered that the underserved population in NYC didn’t have basic financial services.

[11:43] Immigrants want to build their lives, communities, and future in the US.

[20:53] Three biggest takeaways Pablo has learned through his career journey.

[36:02] The financial framework that can break through ethnic and economic barriers.

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