Hector Garcia | The Chicano Latino Affairs Council

(701) – Discussion on Community Organzation

Host | Mukhtar Thakur 



Hector Garcia is executive director of the Chicano Latin Affairs Council (CLAC), a state government agency created in 1978 to advise Minnesota’s governor and legislators on issues of importance to the state’s Latino community. CLAC serves Latinos in Minnesota, provides them with information and connections to local, federal and state government, private sector and nonprofit organizations, which can further their interests.
He served as vice president of international and domestic emerging markets for Wells Fargo Bank. He was executive director of the Minnesota/Dakotas Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).

He has been recognized for his contributions to the community, including the Minneapolis Award in 1994, the Twin Citian Volunteer Hall of Fame in 1994 and the United Way Unsung Hero Award in 1992. He has presented his views on international/intercultural relations and his Cultural Complementarity theory in articles published in Canada, Mexico and the United States and at conferences in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the United States and Switzerland. He has served the local, national and international community through organizations such as United Way, Twin Cities Public Television, Caux Roundtable, and Initiatives of Change (former Moral Rearmament).

Hector studied business administration at ITAM in Mexico City. He took courses in psychology and philosophy at the University of Minnesota, project management at the University of St. Thomas, and the French language in Canada, France, and Mexico.

Hector Garcia
Executive Director
Chicano Latino Affairs Council

60 Empire Drive, Ste. 203
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Tel 651.296.2992/888.234.1291 | Fax 651.297.1297