Senate Confirms NCUANominees
WASHINGTON - (11/08/05) -- The Senate voted overwhelminglyMonday to confirm Rodney Hood and Gigi Hyland to the NCUA Board,filling out the three-member panel. The Senate action means theNCUA Board will have a full compliment of members for the firsttime in more than a year when the Board meets in two weeks. For thepast two months, NCUA Chairman JoAnn Johnson has been the onlysitting member of the Board. Hood, a Republican from NorthCarolina, is a senior executive in the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, and Hyland, a Democrat, from Virginia, is a long-timecredit union attorney and currently general counsel at EmpireCorporate FCU, in Albany, N.Y.