ARLINGTON, Va. (9/4/14)--The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) announced that Lucy Ito of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues will succeed its retiring President/CEO Mary Martha Fortney.
As the leagues' executive vice president/chief operations officer, Ito has overseen all four of its divisions: advocacy, member solutions, strategic innovation and planning, and finance and human resources.
"I believe the state-chartered credit union system offers the greatest opportunity to advance the personal finance interests of American consumers by assuring not only the safety and soundness of credit unions but also the future viability of the credit union business model," Ito said.
"NASCUS fosters a unique working collaboration between state credit union regulators and credit union practitioners. As a result of this dynamic dialogue, the state-chartered credit union system allows local, state conditions to drive advances, such as field-of-membership expansions, that make sense, locally, enabling credit unions to thrive and consumer-members to prosper," she added.
"This is a fabulous opportunity for Lucy, and for all state-chartered credit unions throughout the United States," said Diana Dykstra, president/CEO of the leagues. "She will take unique qualifications to NASCUS, and we know she will use her superb talent and expertise to make positive change."
Ito has been involved throughout the credit union system including the consumer protection subcommittee of the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Committee, the World Council of Credit Unions, Credit Unions for Kids and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, among others.
Before joining the leagues 10 years ago, she was senior vice president of the World Council.