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President Obama nominates Carla Decker for NCUA Board

On Oct. 20, President Obama nominated Carla M. León-Decker to be a member of the NCUA board. She was one of three nominations that were announced by the White House. Once she is confirmed, Decker will replace Gigi Hyland whose six-year term on the board expires this year. Decker has an impressive resume of credit union experience. She is currently the President/CEO of the D.C. Federal Credit Union.

President Obama released a statement about all three nominees, "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

From 1994-2000, Decker worked at the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union, initially as Operations Manager and later as President/CEO. She was also a branch manager at the Transportation Federal Credit Union before moving to PAHO/WHO FCU. Decker is a credit union development educator and co-founder and director of the Network of Latino Credit Unions & Professionals. She received her B.A. from Southeastern University and her M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

“We appreciate the White House nominating to the NCUA Board an individual with credit union experience, which we believe is important when appropriate safety and soundness policy is under consideration,” said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. “We look forward to working with the Senate as the nomination moves forward – and we thank current Board Member Gigi Hyland for her service to the agency and to credit unions.”

Decker was nominated along with Bonnie Bassler as a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation and Mark William Lippert as assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense. Decker's nomination will go to the Senate Banking Committee and then on to the full Senate.

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