Metsger Named NCUA Board Chairman

May 2, 2016



Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications: (202) 508-6754;

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2016)--In response to President Barack Obama's decision to designate Rick Metsger Chair of the National Credit Union Administration--replacing Debbie Matz, who stepped down from her position April 30--Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, released the following statement.  

“Based on Rick Metsger's extensive track record of thoughtful leadership and levelheaded decision making as NCUA vice chair, President Obama was presented with an easy decision when considering a replacement for former Chair Debbie Matz. 

“On behalf of America's credit unions and the 105 million members we represent, we congratulate Rick on his new role, and we look forward to continuing our work alongside him and the rest of the NCUA Board. The important work we've started together, such as updating field-of-membership rules and improving on the examination process--measures that will only strengthen the operating environment for credit unions--must continue.”