Metsger Named Vice Chair, NCUA

Calling Rick Metsger “a strong, objective and thoughtful regulator,” National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz Monday designated her board colleague as vice chairman.

Metsger was nominated to his board position by President Obama in May 2013, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and took office last summer. His term will expire August 2, 2017.

Before joining the board, Metsger operated a strategic affairs consulting firm, served in the Oregon State Senate for 12 years, worked as a television news anchor and reporter and served as a volunteer credit union board member.

In the year Metsger has served on the NCUA board, Matz said, he “has stood firm on regulatory principles, asked insightful questions, and strived toward sound public policy in our board decisions.”

“I am honored by this appointment and grateful to Chairman Matz for placing her confidence in me,” Vice Chairman Metsger said. “I look forward to continuing our work safeguarding the more than $1 trillion held by America’s credit unions in trust for their members.”

Metsger will share his perspective as a regulator during a keynote address at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention in Spokane October 7-9. Registration is open online.

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