Rick Metsger was sworn in last week as the 20th board member of the National Credit Union Administration, replacing former board member Gigi Hyland, who left the board last October.
“It is an honor and privilege to join the NCUA Board,” Metsger said. “I will do everything within my power to fulfill the trust placed in me by the President and the Congress to ensure both the integrity and the continued safety and soundness of our nation’s credit union system in a rapidly changing marketplace.”
Metsger was nominated by President Obama in May and was confirmed by the Senate earlier this month. His term is set to expire on August 2, 2017.
Before joining the board, Metsger headed a strategic communications consulting firm. He also served in the Oregon State Senate from 1999 to 2011, where he was involved with a number of committees related to financial services, transportation and economic development.
Metsger also previously served on the board of the Portland Teachers Credit Union and the Oregon State Treasury Debt Policy Advisory Commission. Before his career in public service, he worked as a radio and television journalist.
“My vision is for NCUA to be recognized as an agency that manages its own fiscal house well, proposes regulatory action that is effectively targeted to achieve the desired outcome without placing unnecessary burdens on the credit unions themselves and, above all, maintains the confidence and trust the American public places in their local credit union,” Metsger said.