NCUA’s Fenner To Retire

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NCUA announced this afternoon that Bob Fenner, a fixture at NCUA Board meetings and at congressional hearings on credit unions for more than 30 years, will retire as the agency’s General Counsel August 1.

Fenner, who has been with NCUA since 1974, will be succeeded by Michael McKenna, currently deputy General Counsel.

Fenner has long played a key role in NCUA policy and supervisory actions, from helping draft and enforce the multiple groups policy that led to the 1998 congressional battle over HR 1151, the CU Membership Access Act, to the overseeing the legal fight against credit unions conversions to banks, to the current efforts to resolve the corporate credit union crisis, and all rulemaking in between. In his role he also appeared behind the NCUA Chairman during testimony before Congress. McKenna has worked with him on many of those initiatives, taking time off several times to act as top aide to several NCUA Board members.

A native of Missouri, Fenner joined NCUA as a staff attorney in 1974 and became the agency’s general counsel in 1985.

Separately, NCUA Larry Fazio will become director of examinations and insurance as Melinda Love, the current director, prepares to retire in December. Love will work in Fazio’s current role as deputy executive director of the agency until then. Love, who has been with NCUA since 1986, served a director of two different regions before being named the agency's chief examiner as head of E&I in 2009.

Fazio joined NCUA as a field examiner in 1991 then was appointed director of risk management in E&I in 2002, before being promoted to deputy executive director in 2008.Fazio joined NCUA as a field examiner in 1991 then was appointed director of risk management in E&I in 2002, before being promoted to deputy executive director in 2008. 

 

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