NCUA Chairman Harper named FFIEC chairman

April 1, 2021

NCUA Chairman Todd Harper has been named Chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). His two-year term runs from April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2023. The Council also named Blake Paulson, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as its new vice chairman for the same two-year term.

“I am honored to serve as the next Chairman of the FFIEC and will work to foster communication, cooperation, and coordination within the Council to advance greater uniformity and best practices in supervision,” said Mr. Harper. “I want to thank past Chairmen Kathleen Kraninger and David Uejio for their service to the FFIEC. Going forward, our work will focus on the COVID-19 economic fallout, safety and soundness, consumer financial protection, economic equity and justice, cybersecurity, appraisals, and stakeholder collaboration.”

The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. It also conducts schools for examiners employed by the five federal member agencies represented on the FFIEC and makes those schools available to employees of state agencies that supervise financial institutions.

The Council consists of the following six voting members: a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Comptroller of the Currency; the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; and the Chairman of the State Liaison Committee.