WASHINGTON (3/3/15)--Jonathan "Jared" Ihrig has been promoted to chief compliance officer for CUNA. Effective immediately, Ihrig will manage staff to provide compliance information to leagues and credit unions, as well as provide assistance to CUNA's advocacy department in assessing the impact of federal legislation on credit union operations.
"Jared will bring a wealth of legal knowledge and knowhow to his new role, which will contribute greatly to the success of credit unions and CUNA," said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. "Jared will make a great addition to CUNA's leadership team, and I look forward to continuing to work with him."
Ihrig will replace Kathleen "Kathy" Thompson as chief compliance officer. Thompson, who has plans to retire from CUNA this summer after more than 35 years, will stay on board during the transition.
"Kathy has been a leader in the financial industry for decades," said Nussle. "Her work has raised the bar for the credit union system, and she will be missed. Kathy will always be a friend to CUNA, and I wish her well in retirement."
Ihrig has been with CUNA since 2011, most recently serving as senior director of advocacy and counsel for regulatory affairs. He also worked in the regulatory and compliance field at law firms in Texas. Ihrig also was senior compliance officer at Security Service FCU, San Antonio, and director of compliance/assistant general counsel at American Airlines FCU, Fort Worth.
Ihrig also is a certified public accountant. He earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.