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Senate Confirms Metsger to NCUA Board
Monday, August 5, 2013 5:55 AM

There is a new face on the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) board. The U.S. Senate has confirmed the Honorable Richard T. Metsger.

“Rick’s confirmation to the NCUA Board is a positive development for credit unions and their nearly 95 million members,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “His personal commitment to public service, his breadth of policymaking experience and his unique perspective on financial services issues are welcome additions to the NCUA Board. I welcome Rick to the NCUA Board and look forward to working with him.”

Metsger was nominated by President Barack Obama in May. The Senate Banking Committee held Metsger’s confirmation hearing June 27, and the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination on the evening of Aug. 1.

Metsger has most recently been president of Parakletos Strategic Public Affairs, LLC. He served in the Oregon State Senate from 1999 to 2011, and his committee assignments included extensive work in the areas of financial services, transportation and economic development policy. He was elected Senate President Pro Tempore in 2009.

Metsger previously served on the board of the Portland Teachers CU, rising to the office of vice chairman. Metsger also served on the Oregon State Treasury Debt Policy Advisory Commission. Before entering public service, Metsger worked as a radio and television journalist.

Metsger will replace former Board Member Gigi Hyland, who left the NCUA Board in October 2012. His term will expire Aug. 2, 2017. The date for Metsger’s swearing in has not yet been set.