Metsger New NCUA Board Chair; NCUA to Open $2 Million Grant Round June 1

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger has been appointed Chair of the NCUA Board. Also, low-income credit union grant round opens June 1.

Rogue CEO Named WCMS Chairman, Numerica CEO Welcomed to Board

Gene Pelham named new board Chairman of Western CUNA Management School. Carla Altepeter joins WCMS board.

NCUA Board to Vote on Vice Chair

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz’s designation of Rick Metsger as vice chair hit a speed bump this week, and awaits affirmation of the full board.

Metsger Named Vice Chair, NCUA

Rick Metsger, a native Oregonian and former Portland Teachers Credit Union board member, has been named vice chairman of the NCUA. The announcement was made by Chairman Debbie Matz Monday.

Buddy Gill, Senior Advisor to Chairman Matz, Discusses the “New NCUA” in Meeting with the Association

Northwest credit union representatives had a candid dialogue about the impact of the regulatory burden with Buddy Gill, senior advisor to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. Gill highlighted the “New NCUA” and detailed a number of positive industry trends.

CUNA Chairman Pulls Back the Curtain on National Credit Union Strategies

CUNA Chairman Mike Mercer gave what he described as a behind-the-curtain look at the credit union issues and strategies being discussed nationally. “As you can imagine,” he said, “none of these strategic issues are easy discussions. But CUNA is not shying away from the dialogue.”

NCUA Chairman Launches Regulatory Modernization Initiative

NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz launched a “Regulatory Modernization Initiative” to keep credit unions safe and sound while relieving regulatory burdens. The initiative will introduce new rules, revise existing rules and establish several regulatory relief efforts.

Veteran OnPoint Chairman Named Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

Steve Gray, recently-retired Chairman of the Board for OnPoint Community Credit Union, will be honored as the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award at the Summit Awards dinner.

Advantis President and CEO Ron Barrick Appointed Vice Chairman of 12th District CDIAC

Credit unions gained stronger representation at the district level, as Advantis Credit Union President and CEO Ron Barrick was named vice chairman of the 12th District CDIAC. Credit union leader Darin Moody was also named to the council.

NCUA Provides Guidance on How to Write a Comment Letter

Good comment letters should state your position clearly, have strong research, explore the consequences of a rule, and suggest alternatives. Member credit unions can also turn to the Association staff for help.

NWCUA President Delivers Joint League Letter to NCUA Chairman

Northwest Credit Union Association President Troy Stang Stang this week delivered a joint league letter to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz expressing serious concerns about recent directives concerning the role, duties and protections of volunteer board members and calling for immediate reconsideration.

NWCUA’s Stang Meets NCUA Chairman Matz, Hands Over Industry Letter

NWCUA President Troy Stang met with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz and hand delivered a letter signed by multiple credit union trade groups.

Three-State Western CU League Merger Approved

Credit unions in Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming have cast an affirmative vote to merge their respective state associations into a new Mountain West Credit Union Association, with headquarters in Denver and offices and staff maintained in both Phoenix and Casper, Wyo.

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National Industry News: Ex-NCUA Chairman Johnson takes on Iowa CU oversight

The Iowa Division of Credit Unions will soon be led by former National Credit Union Administration Chairman Joann Johnson. Johnson served the NCUA for a total of six years starting in 2002, and led the agency for her final four years.

Matz Schedules Oregon Town Hall Meeting

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will host a Town Hall in Portland, Oregon, on October 5, 2010, in an effort to foster two-way communication and discuss developments affecting both natural person and corporate credit unions.