WASHINGTON (5/15/13 FILED 7:11 p.m. ET)--Former Oregon State Sen. Rick Metsger (D) has been tapped by the White House to fill the vacant seat on the three-member National Credit Union Administration board.
Nominated today by President Barack Obama, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Metsger will fill the seat vacated late last year after the term of board member Gigi Hyland expired.
Highlights from Metsger's resume include:
"Sen. Metsger has a strong background of public service and certainly understands the complexity of the financial services landscape including the importance of safety and soundness in the credit union system," said Northwest Credit Union Association President/CEO Troy Stang.
"With so many consumers interested in becoming part of the cooperative credit union system, it's important the industry's regulatory and insurance system is lead by the most qualified individuals. Sen. Metsger should complement the skills and talent on the NCUA board well with a solid focus on the future."