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Jane C. Garcia

Chairman of the Board, Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development

Jane C. Garcia is the chairman of the Board for Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development. She is also the founder of Corporate Responsibility through Advocacy, an organization that advocates for minority board members, urging that diversity cannot be achieved without Latino and other ethnic minority representation at all levels.

A native Detroiter and licensed social worker, Garcia has been a community activist for over 45 years. She has held positions with the Detroit Public Schools and the U.S. Federal Government, where she retired after more than 25 years of service.

In 2005, Garcia completed 20-years of service as part of Executive Committee of the United Way Community Services and was the first Non-CEO elected as Secretary of the Board. Over the years Jane has served on many boards and commissions and was the first Hispanic elected vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

In addition, Garcia was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Mike Duggan in January 2016 and serves as chair of Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development (LA SED), the oldest Hispanic advocacy agency in Southeastern Michigan. She has also been recognized by several local, State, National, and International entities.