Ninichuk, who joins the NCUA from her position as director of cooperative initiatives for the Michigan Credit Union League, assumes her new duties April 22, the agency said.
“Martha’s selection as OSCUI’s deputy director solidifies an outstanding leadership team,” Matz said. “Her mix of small credit union management and broad credit union field work is ideal for this hands-on position. Martha’s wide range of experiences, from running a small credit union in Michigan, to consulting for two state leagues, to international credit union development projects, will also bring fresh perspectives to OSCUI’s work.”
Ninichuk and her team at the Michigan league helped credit unions provide innovative financial products and services to underserved and low-income populations, the NCUA said.
Prior to that, in working for the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association as vice president of consulting and credit union services, Ninichuk teamed with small credit unions to help address governance issues and product development, the NCUA said.
Ninichuk previously ran the $14 million St. Cletus Credit Union in Warren, Mich.
Ninichuk is a graduate of Michigan State University. She has additionally taken NCUA examiner training, as well as USAID regulatory compliance training in Cairo.