Saul Vasquez

Saul Vasquez
Financial Empowerment Program Manager, MD

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As the Program Manager, Saul leads the efforts in the establishment of the Financial Empowerment Program in Montgomery County, MD. The program aims to foster comprehensive financial education workshops and provides essential 1:1 financial coaching services. His Agro-Industrial Engineering background, passion for money psychology, and commitment to customer satisfaction provide him with a holistic understanding of how to equip Latinos and other underserved communities with the necessary tools and knowledge to empower individuals to build a solid foundation for their financial well-being.  

Prior to joining LEDC, Saul served as Director of Festivals and off-site events at Olney Winery and established a sales record before the Covid-19 pandemic by leading and inspiring a team of eight colleagues and 250+ volunteers. He also provided his experience as a tropical fruit winemaker as part of the winemaking team. Saul joined LEDC in 2022 as a HUD-approved housing counselor after realizing that lives can be transformed through financial education. He quickly identified the need to approach personal finances from a holistic perspective.  

Money is a topic that can bring shame and guilt, which may prevent people from addressing the roots of their financial behaviors and creating lasting changes. As a Financial Coach, he provides clients with a culturally sensitive and trauma-responsive environment for them to feel heard and empowered.  

Saul emigrated from El Salvador in 2016, and as an immigrant, he understands the value and importance of making the most out of the opportunities; that is his fuel to move forward and empower the community to aim for the creation of generational wealth as a form of legacy. 

During his free time, you may find him taking pictures of nature and animals or reading one of his favorite books. A couple of his favorite books are The Four Agreements, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Atomic Habits, Si Lo Crees, Lo Creas, The Psychology of Money, The Happiness Trap.