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WCCN Welcomes New Talent to Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce the addition of three accomplished professionals to the WCCN Board of Directors. Hector Gutierrez, Edgar Hernandez, and Richard Woodhull bring a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to our mission. Their diverse backgrounds and unique expertise will undoubtedly contribute to WCCN’s continued growth and impact as we celebrate our 40th year of improving lives and communities across Latin America.

Hector Gutierrez

Hector is passionate about financial literacy, both at home and abroad, particularly in under-represented populations. Hector graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a background in Psychology and Business. He was a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship, which promoted volunteerism and developing a focus in a field that would impact people, which is what led him to pursue a career in financial planning.

Hector joined Schock & Associates at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company in December 2019. His focus is financial planning and assisting with portfolio management. Hector has a passion for research in the investment space and enjoys collaborating with peers for solutions to create positive change. In his free time, Hector enjoys exploring Mexico as well as visiting craft breweries with friends in the Midwest. Fun fact about Hector, he is a self-proclaimed "foodie" and loves to discover new places to eat.

Edgar Hernandez

Edgar is a Senior Manager of Multicultural Business Strategy at TruStage, where he uses innovation, behavioral science, and data analytics to improve the financial well-being of underserved communities.

Prior to this role, Edgar worked for Design Concepts, a top-tier design and innovation firm that helps Fortune 500 firms and start-ups launch game-changing products. He also spent 9 years at American Family Insurance, where he was recruited to join their first Client Research team, first Customer Experience team, and once again, the company’s first Innovation team.​

Edgar received his bachelor’s in finance from Iowa State; his MBA in from University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University. In 2023, he was named among Wisconsin’s 40 Most Influential Latino Leaders.

In his spare time Edgar enjoys spending time with his family; serving at a bilingual church in Madison, WI; and dancing to Latin/Tango music.

Richard Woodhull

Richard Woodhull is an emerging market private credit and impact investing professional with over 12 years experience supporting the microfinance sector. He joined British International Investment in 2022 and currently serves as a Director on the Intermediated Financial Services team based in London.

Previously, Richard spent ten years working at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation where he was a Director on the investment team in Washington, DC focusing on expanding access to finance and supporting social enterprises globally. Prior to that, he’s held roles focused on emerging market private equity, international development consulting and impact investing. He has an MA from the University of St. Andrews and an MBA from George Washington University.



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