NCUA Board Nominees to Testify Feb. 14 at Senate Banking Committee Hearing

Rodney Hood and Todd Harper appointed by Trump to fill board vacancies.

2/12/2019

NCUA HeadquartersThe Senate Banking Committee will meet Feb. 14 in an open session to conduct a hearing on several nominations, including two seats for the National Credit Union Administration’s Board of Directors. Those seats are expected to be filled by Rodney Hood and Todd Harper.

Hood, corporate responsibility manager for JPMorgan Chase and Co., would replace Rick Metsger, who has continued to serve despite his expired term. Hood was nominated by President Donald Trump in June of 2018, but did not receive a hearing, and was re-nominated in January. Once confirmed, he’d serve his term until 2023. Metsger, an Oregon resident and former Oregon state senator, has served on the board since 2013 and was Board Chair in 2016 and 2017, replacing Debbie Matz.

The other open seat has been vacant for more than two years and was last held by Matz. She was the only person to ever serve two different terms on the Board. Harper was appointed by Trump earlier this month and would fill the remainder of a six-year term, which expires in 2021. From 2011 to 2017, Harper directed the NCUA’s Office of Public and Congressional Affairs.