February 01, 2019

Trump nominates Harper to NCUA Board

President Donald Trump today nominated Todd Harper to the NCUA Board. Harper previously served as the director of public and congressional affairs and chief policy advisor to the chairman at the NCUA; he is being nominated to fill a six-year term that will expire in 2021.

"NAFCU is consistently engaged with the NCUA Board, and we look forward to working with Todd Harper should he be confirmed to ensure a positive regulatory environment for credit unions," NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said. "As a former policy advisor at the NCUA, Mr. Harper possesses a strong understanding of the credit union industry and its unique mission that puts people over profit. NAFCU is committed to ensuring the NCUA remains a strong, independent regulator for credit unions, and we will continue to advocate for the agency to be the primary regulator of credit unions."

Prior to working at the NCUA, Harper served as staff director for the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also contributed to the efforts after the financial crisis to enact the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The NCUA Board is comprised of three, Senate-confirmed members; two seats are currently filled. Board Member Rick Metsger's term expired last year but will serve until his replacement is confirmed. Trump has also nominated Rodney Hood to serve on the board.