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Richard Garcia for Senate

Legislative District 38

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Biography

Who is Richard Garcia?

Mr. Richard Garcia is the Chief Executive Officer of the Newark Board of Education Employees Credit Union [NBEECU] - a $30M financial services company headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. Garcia has over 30 years of experience and having held a variety of executive positions in the Banking and Credit Union industries. NBEECU is the financial services partner of the Newark Board of Education and provides financial services and products to the largest educational system in the state of New Jersey. Prior to a joining NBEECU, Mr. Garcia was the Chief Growth Officer for North Jersey Federal Credit Union a $200 million asset size financial services company he also served for many years in the banking sector at Lakeland Bank, Capital One Bank, and the former Hudson United bank, holding several executive positions throughout his tenure.


In addition to his contributions to the Banking and Credit Union industries, Mr. Garcia has been recognized by many organizations for his extraordinary commitment to his community. This has allowed him to serve with distinction on several non-profit and government boards, some of the many non-profit boards that Mr. Garcia has served include Board member of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, Trustee & Executive Board member of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, Board Member of the Bergen Community College Foundation, President of the Bergen County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESSA), Chairman of the Foundation for Free Enterprise, Chairman of the Saddle Brook Township Planning Board, Board Member of the Bergen Community Action Corporation, Board Member of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Chairman of the Hispanic Business Council of New Jersey and a graduate of the 1st Bergen Leads Class of Bergen County.


Mr. Garcia is a proud alumnus of William Paterson University where he received his Bachelor’s degree and Bergen Community College, (Paramus) where he received his Associates degree. While his career has taken him around the nation, Mr. Garcia is proud to call New Jersey home.