Todd Harper, who was a top aide to credit union supporter Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) has been named director of the NCUA's Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, the agency announced today.
Harper, who worked both for Kanjorski and as staff director for a House subcommittee, has been involved in every major piece of legislation impacting credit unions during his 14-year career on Capitol Hill.
"I am very pleased that Todd is joining our team," NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said in a statement. "His knowledge, experience and demonstrated capabilities as a legislative practitioner are well established and have placed him in the front-rank of Washington policy professionals. I am confident that Todd Harper will be of immediate benefit to NCUA; he knows and understands credit unions, and he knows and understands the issues that affect them.''
Kanjorski was defeated in November after having served in Congress since 1985.
Harper will succeed John McKechnie, who is leaving the position after holding it for five years under three difference chairmen.