Pablo DeFilippi, CUDE

Pablo DeFilippi, CUDE
Pablo DeFilippi, CUDE
Senior Vice President

Pablo DeFilippi is currently SVP at Inclusiv, a national, nonprofit association of over 400 credit unions and CDFI intermediary that represents supports and invests in credit unions serving predominantly low-income, financially underserved communities. 

He has more than 20 years of experience in community finance and financial inclusion working with regulated financial institutions both in the domestic and international arena. Throughout his career, Pablo has implemented, promoted, or scaled several important initiatives aimed to expanding access to affordable, responsible, and sustainable solutions to the financial needs of low and moderate-income consumers.

Originally from Chile, Pablo came to the US in the 90s and almost immediately became involved with credit unions. After working at MCU, a large financial institution serving New York City Municipal employees, he joined the Lower East Side People’s FCU (LESPFCU) an iconic and nationally recognized community development credit union serving Hispanics and other financially underserved populations in the New York City area, acting as its CEO until early 2004. From then and until the end of 2005, he managed the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU)’s International Remittance Program (IRnet), a world- wide initiative to provide alternative remittance services to consumers both in the US and in recipient countries through the credit union system.    

During his tenure at Inclusiv, Pablo has led some of the most impactful strategic initiatives for the organization including; Community Development Capital Initiative (CDCI), CU Breakthrough (CUB), Juntos Avanzamos: a Hispanic Outreach program, developed an extensive portfolio of national relationships, credit union system partnerships management and strengthening the CDFI field in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria.

Pablo has been the recipient of numerous industry recognitions. Most recently he received the President’s Award from the Asociación de Ejecutivos de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico and the DEI Trailblazer Award from the African American Credit Union Coalition.

Pablo is based in Madison, WI, where he also acts as a liaison with CUNA, CUNA Mutual Group, CUES, Filene and other credit union organizations. He holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Universidad de Chile, as well as a Professional Accounting Certificates from Baruch College and New York University. He has a Master of Business Administration from Pace University and is a graduate of CUNA’s Management School and NCUF’s Social Impact Management Institute. He is also a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), class of 2006 and a UK Credit Union Development Educator, class of 2008.