Alex Garcia

With over seventeen years dedicated to overseeing the financial integrity for numerous organizations and corporations, Alex is proud to be the newest member of HAS’ executive team as Vice President of Finance. 

Prior to joining HAS, Alex served as the Controller with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and Controller & Director of Operations with North Lawndale Employment Network. Alex has also helped dozens other organizations thrive by developing their financial structure and managing their financial forecasts.  

Alex is also a social justice advocate. He founded and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Drivers’ License Reinstatement Expo (“DLRE”). The DLRE provides an opportunity for drivers with suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses to meet with free legal counsel and possibly qualify to have their license reinstated that same day. He was also recently the Co-Chair of Fiesta del Sol, the largest Latino festival in the Midwest drawing millions of patrons since its inception 50 years ago. Besides providing food and entertainment, this multi-day festival also offers resources and educational workshops for the community. In addition, Alex also serves as a Finance Committee member for his parish St. Pius V, and Board Member for Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. He recently served as an Officer for the Local School Council and Parent Advisory Council of his son’s former elementary school.  

When he’s not calculating finances or advocating for his community, Alex loves spending his time with his family, and kayaking, hiking, or traveling with his son and dog Frijol.