Metsger Takes Oath, Becomes New NCUA Board Member

With his family and a delegation of Northwest credit union leaders looking on, Rick Metsger took an oath to serve on the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board. Metsger will serve a four-year term.

A private swearing-in ceremony took place in the US Senate Banking Committee Hearing Room Friday morning.

“As I said during my confirmation hearing, my vision is for NCUA to be recognized as an agency that manages its own fiscal house well, proposes regulatory action that is effectively targeted to achieve the desired outcome without placing unnecessary burdens on the credit unions themselves, and, above all, maintains the confidence and trust the American public places in their local credit union,” said Metsger.

Metsger is held in high regard in the Northwest credit union community. He was a long time member of the former Portland Teachers’ Credit Union Board of Directors, and was an Oregon State Senator for more than a decade, serving on committees overseeing financial matters.

Among regional credit union leaders attending the ceremony and a luncheon at the Credit Union House Friday were: Troy Stang, president and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union and Chair of the NWCUA Board, Scott Burgess, president and CEO of Rivermark Credit Union and Benson Porter, president and CEO of BECU.

 “We certainly are honored to have witnessed Mr. Metsger—a fellow Northwest citizen—take the oath of office, and we look forward to his leadership at the agency,” said Stang.

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