Avoid Solutions Looking for Problems: Editor/Publisher's Column
During the Governmental Affairs Conference, Chip Filson announced his intention to seek an NCUA Board seat, which was the culmination of speeches and online postings criticizing the NCUA’s activities throughout the financial and corporate crises. He has launched a petition designed to force President Obama to consider him as a candidate. Chip knows credit unions inside and out, and he’s fiercely intelligent. He’s highly qualified to sit on the NCUA Board as far as his résumé is concerned.
But this is where I give pause to his idea of reforming the NCUA appointment process, as stated in the petition, "Appointed NCUA governing leaders should hold to the same standards credit unions themselves follow. They should be motivated by the unique contributions and needs of a cooperative business."