Winston-Salem, NC – Carlos Patiño, Members Credit Union’s (MCU) Director of Latino Member Services, was awarded the 2011 Hanesbrands Inc. Hispanic Leadership Award during the Hispanic League’s Annual Spanish Nite Gala held on April 9, at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem, NC. The award recognizes outstanding leadership within the Forsyth County Hispanic Community.
“I am very passionate about helping people,” remarked Patiño. “That is why I came to work at Members Credit Union as a Latino Member Services Director.”
Today, Patiño is the Director of Latino Member Services at Members Credit Union and his commitment to financial literacy in Winston-Salem’s Hispanic Community is stronger than ever. He has lead a youth mentoring program for 12 to 18-year-olds at the Winston-Salem YMCA and conducted financial literacy seminars in High Point and Winston-Salem to support the Family Literacy campaign sponsored by Toyota and the YMCA Outreach Program. Patiño devotes himself to teaching the Hispanic Community about the importance of education and the role it plays in helping them reach their financial goals. His message has been distributed through local Spanish-language media outlets and he continues to speak to the Hispanic Community through outreach programs hosted by the YMCA and church organizations about financial literacy.