NCUA has had a bit of turnover at the highest levels. NCUA Board Member Debbie Matz announced her resignation this fall and is currently looking for a job, preferably within credit unions. In the meantime, Vice Chairman Rodney Hood and Board Member Gigi Hyland have joined the board. Additionally, Matz' Executive Assistant Steve Bosack, who had left a CUNA vice president spot, has gone to work for the National Credit Union Foundation as deputy director. Congressional and Government Affairs Director Cliff Northup has announced he will be leaving the agency early next year. Word is that CUNA Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs John McKechnie will be filling the spot, pending a routine background check. Another of CUNA's top lobbyists, Gary Kohn, could also make the move to NCUA as Hyland's senior policy advisor early next year. In addition, Associate Director of External Affairs Rori P. Smith has left the agency and was replaced with White House staffer Justin Grove. CUNA hired Trey Hawkins as its new political director after Karen Kincer left the trade association to become a stay-at-home mom. Legislative Counsel Leon Peace left and John Hildreth is filling in as legislative affairs manager. In the Madison office, CUNA hired Joanne Duncan as senior vice president and chief financial officer after Mary Meixelsperger exited. The group also hired Political Program Specialist Kate Abel and Federal Compliance Counsel Nichole Seabron. This summer Credit Union House Manager Kyle Noble moved on; CUNA just named the Montana Credit Union Network's Jill Jarman to the post. NAFCU experienced a bit of a shake up this year with three of its top lawyers making their exit. Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bill Donovan left the organization after 26 years to become a partner at Venable, a D.C.-area law firm. Director Regulatory Affairs Gwen Baker also went to Venable, while Director of Compliance Linda Dent took a job at Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Carrie Hunt and Anthony Demangone were promoted to the their positions, respectively. NAFCU has hired consulting firm Korn/Ferry International to help find a replacement for Donovan. Earlier in the year, Communications Manager John Zimmerman left because his wife, who works for the State Department, got a post in Cyprus. Rebecca Somers filled the slot.

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