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 Corporate Securities, where is a senior financial examiner. Prior to 2012, he served as the founder and as a senior vice president of operations at CU Business Group, LLC (CUBG).


Will Hall

Will Hall

Director, Legal Advocacy

Phone: 208.297.5877

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x302

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


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


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


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 […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins


Farleigh Wada Witt

Since 1991, Hal has been representing credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, corporate governance, subsidiary operations, mergers, loan and deposit documentation, real estate, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to structuring and delivering financial services to consumers and businesses.  His in-depth industry […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

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


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 […]