Board of Directors


David Stearns

David Stearns is Nelson Nash's son-in-law. Nelson recruited David to help with the administrative side of Infinite Banking Concepts, LLC in June 2004. Nelson asked David to takeover the company to continue the IBC legacy in 2009.

David retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. David served 27 years in the Army, first as a field artillery officer, then as an Army aviator. As with all military officers, he had a variety of assignments including command, operations, safety, and systems analysis/operations research. David served throughout the Continental U.S. and world-wide with a long tour in Egypt and multiple deployments to Germany, Korea, and Kuwait.

David is the President of Infinite Banking Concepts LLC which controls the distribution of Becoming Your Own Banker and Infinite Banking Concept materials, copyrights and trademarks. IBC LLC manages the administrative activities of the Nelson Nash Institute.

David has been a Director of the Nelson Nash Institute since the formation of the Institute in 2013.

David graduated from Buffalo State College in 1975, and received a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University, Montgomery in 1992.

He has been married to Kimberly Nash Stearns since 1979. They live in Birmingham, Alabama and have four children and nine grandchildren.


L. Carlos Lara

L. Carlos Lara is President of United Services and Trust Corporation headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee since 1976. United Services and Trust is a consulting firm specializing in corporate trust services, business consulting and debtor-creditor relations. The firm’s primary services are capital formation and business reorganizations.

Lara has held all the required licenses as a Registered Broker-Dealer and member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). His background makes him a regular speaker at credit management symposiums and conferences. During the 1980s he taught classes on credit management to credit executives seeking the ABCE accreditation, now the Certified Credit Executive (C.C.E.), for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM).

He is a passionate advocate of Austrian Economics and frequently writes and speaks on the subject. In 2010 he co-authored How Privatized Banking Really Works with economist Robert P. Murphy. Together they publish the Lara-Murphy Report, a special on-line economic research and reporting newsletter for financial professionals.