Leopoldo Romero was born in Southern Belize where he schooled and farmed at a very young age. He began his career as a Teacher and obtained a degree from UWI in Primary Education. He later migrated to the North of the Country where he joined the Credit Union movement as a Director and later became the Secretary of the Board of one of the second largest credit unions in the country.
Mr. Romero left his teaching career to become the Assistant Manager of the same credit union. While working he attended tertiary level studies to obtain a degree in Accounting and Computer Science. He was transfer to the Accounting Department and later to manage one of the Branches of the credit union in a rural community.
Mr. Romero then return to his native community to organize and start a new credit union in Southern Belize where there was no credit union in existence. He was one of the pioneers of The Toledo Teachers Credit Union and today he is the General Manager of that credit union. Representing the Southern region Mr. Romero was elected to be an alternate to the Belize Credit Union League Board and later became a Director. In June of 2016 he was elected as the president of the Belize Credit Union League. His many years in the Belizean Credit Union Movement has earned him a wealth of experiences and afforded him the opportunity to share his talent and skills throughout the five other districts in the country. Mr. Romero as been an active sport enthusiast and played soccer with major teams in the country. He is also an active boat captain and loves fishing.