Elisa Bruce, Trustee of the Lexington (Ky.) Public Library Board, is the Latino Development Manager and Assistant Vice President for Fifth Third Bank of Central Kentucky. A native of Colombia, she has played a large role in helping to empower central Kentucky’s growing Hispanic community by educating them on financial matters utilizing the skills she earned as an educator and helping them make sound financial decisions. In the past five years, she has helped more than 1,000 people establish credit and has been heavily involved in educating the Latino/Hispanic community on the benefits of home ownership. Bruce serves on numerous boards in the Bluegrass area, including the Lexington Partnership for Workforce Development and Women Leading Kentucky. She also serves as treasurer for the Lexington Hispanic Association.