NCUA’s Fenner Reflects on the Lessons He’s Learned
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Before Robert Fenner joined the NCUA as a staff attorney immediately after graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1974, he “didn’t even know what a credit union was.”
As he leaves the agency, the 62-year old Missouri native has done more than almost anyone to shape the credit union industry.
NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz praised Fenner’s “wise counsel” and said his advice had helped the agency deal with many difficult issues in a fair and evenhanded way. She said Fenner was welcome to visit any time.
NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, who also dealt with Fenner while she was a lawyer representing credit unions and as head of the trade association representing corporate credit unions, said Fenner was always easy to work with and offered solid, well-reasoned advice on the matter at hand.