NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood may not be an Olympic athlete, but today he became a gold medalist.

At a farewell reception for Hood, NCUA Chairman Michael E. Fryzel awarded him the NCUA Gold Medal.

"Vice Chairman Rodney Hood's legacy will be a strong one: his foresight and diligence on risk mitigation came at a time when much of the financial world was devoting its energies elsewhere; his commitment to credit union professional development, embodied in his 'Blueprint 20/20′ initiative, was impressive," Fryzel said. The Vice Chairman's service was an essential part of NCUA's success in recent years, and his contributions will be missed.

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