ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA Region III Associate Regional Director ofOperations (ARDO) James Baylen announced his retirement last week,effective April 2005, which led to some maneuvering of agencystaff. Marcia Sarrazin, director of supervision in the headquartersOffice of Examination and Insurance, will take Baylen's currentpost upon his retirement, while Region II Associate RegionalDirector of Programs (ARDP) Joy Lee will replace Sarrazin. “JimBaylen can be proud of his distinguished career at NCUA,” NCUAExecutive Director Len Skiles. “At NCUA, we are very fortunate tohave such a dedicated management team where they commit to anoutstanding career in public service. I have full confidence Marciaand Joy will serve the agency and credit unions well in their newpositions. I congratulate Jim on his retirement and welcome Marciaand Joy to their new positions.” Baylen will leave NCUA after 30years of service. He began in 1975 as an examiner in Atlanta. From1978 to 1987 he served as a liquidation specialist, supervisionanalyst, problem case officer, and director of special actions inthe Atlanta Region III office. In 1987, Baylen moved to Concord,Calif., as associate and deputy regional director of the Region VIoffice, and moved to NCUA headquarters as director of the office ofadministration in 1995. He started his current position in 2001.Prior to joining NCUA, Baylen served for two years in the U.S.Army. Sarrazin will assume her new role in Atlanta after serving asacting director of the Office of Strategic Program Support andPlanning at the agency's headquarters since January. She joinedNCUA in 1980 as an accounting student trainee in Boston. She becamea Region I examiner and served in various locations. During hertenure, Sarrazin was a supervisory examiner in Providence, R.I.,and director of insurance in the Region I office. She also serveddetails as ARDO and ARDP before moving to NCUA headquarters asdirector of supervision in the Office of Examination and Insurancein 1999. Twice, Sarrazin was selected as Supervisor of the Year inRegion I and has received numerous Special Act and Service Awards.She holds a degree in business administration from NortheasternUniversity. Lee started with NCUA in 1987 as an examiner in Dallas.She served as a supervision analyst, problem case officer, andsupervisory examiner in Tulsa, Okla., before being named ARDO inthe Region II office in 1997. In 1998, she was appointed ARDP inRegion II. Lee was Supervisor of the Year in Region II in 2001 andhas received numerous awards during her NCUA career. She holds adegree in accounting from the University of Texas, San [email protected]

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