NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz on Friday announced the selection of Larry Blankenberger as the next director of the agency’s Region I office in Albany, N.Y.
Blankenberger is currently the associate regional director for programs at the NCUA’s Region IV office in Austin, Texas.
He assumes his regional director duties on Jan. 7, 2013, and succeeds Mark A. Treichel, who was selected in October to fill the NCUA’s executive director position left vacant by the retiring David Marquis. “I’m very pleased we have someone of Larry’s caliber to lead our Region I office,” Matz said. “Larry has an impressive depth of experience. He possesses the professional judgment, institutional knowledge, regulatory expertise and managerial skills that are so important to succeeding in this critical enforcement position. I have every confidence that he’ll do very well in this new role.”
Blankenberger joined the agency as an examiner in 1987. He previously served as associate regional director for operations in Region I, and his experience includes working as a problem case officer, a supervisory examiner and a director of supervision. Prior to joining NCUA, Blankenberger worked in various operational and managerial positions in the credit union industry. “Larry Blankenberger brings a wealth of experience to the regional director position,” NCUA Board Member Michael E. Fryzel added. “I believe his knowledge of credit unions and management skills will enable him to do an outstanding job.” Blankenberger holds an accounting degree from Indiana State University, Evansville. In January 1988, he received the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive from the National Credit Union Institute.