Amy Hunter has been the director of credit unions for the Department of Financial Institutions since November 2018. She leads a top-notch division of professionals who regulate and oversee 50 state-chartered credit unions, ranging in asset size from $15 million to $30 billion. Before joining the division, she had a 20-plus-year career in gambling regulation, another highly regulated industry. Amy has a law degree from Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s in sociology/criminal justice from Kansas State University.

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Will Hall

Will Hall

Director, Legal Advocacy

Phone: 208.297.5877

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x302

whall@gowest.org

Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the GoWest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]

Leila Javanshir

Leila Javanshir

Attorney

Miller Nash LLP

Leila Javanshir is a business attorney with Miller Nash who focuses on matters involving privacy, data security, vendor contracting, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance for clients who operate in a variety industries, including financial institutions. A significant part of her practice includes counseling companies on comprehensive strategies for complying with privacy and data security regulatory […]

Frank Kressman

Frank Kressman

General Council

NCUA

Frank Kressman serves as the agency’s General Counsel and leads the NCUA’s Office of General Counsel. This office’s duties include representing the agency in litigation, executing administrative actions, interpreting the Federal Credit Union Act and the NCUA’s rules and regulations, processing Freedom of Information Act requests, advising the NCUA Board and the agency on general […]

Benjamin Lawsky

Head of Regulatory Affairs

NYDIG

Benjamin Lawsky is the Head of Regulatory Affairs and has been with NYDIG since its founding. He has also served as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Stone Ridge Asset Management since 2015. Benjamin was previously New York State’s Superintendent of Financial Services. In that role, Benjamin also spearheaded creation of the BitLicense, the first regulatory […]

Brian Rose

Senior Financial Examiner

Department of Financial Regulation

Brian Rose has over 42 years of experience in the financial services industry in operations, underwriting, audit, loan review, and collections. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Leasing Professional, and a Certified State Credit Union Examiner Supervisor. Since 2012 he has worked for the State of Oregon, Division of Finance and […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins

Shareholder

Farleigh Wada Witt

Since 1991, Hal Scoggins has represented credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, subsidiary operations, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, bankruptcy, and more. His in-depth industry knowledge and practical legal advice help financial service providers meet the challenges of today’s changing regulatory environment. Hal also has specialized expertise […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

csmith@gowest.org

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for GoWest Solutions. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a team across the […]

Kelly Thompson Cochran

Kelly T. Cochran

Deputy Director

FinRegLab

Prior to joining FinRegLab, Kelly helped to stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she served most recently as the Assistant Director for Regulations. In that capacity, she oversaw rulemaking and guidance activities under the Dodd-Frank Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and various other federal consumer financial laws. Kelly previously was counsel at WilmerHale, where she […]