Senate Panel Backs NCUACandidates

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WASHINGTON - (11/04/05) -- The Senate Baking Committee votedThursday to endorse the nominations of Rodney Hood and Gigi Hylandto the NCUA Board and to send the nominations on for a vote by thefull Senate. Sources told The Credit Union Journal the full Senatecould vote on the two non-controversial nominations as early asnext week, in time to fill out the three-member NCUA Board by itsnext meeting later this month. Hood is a top executive with theU.S. Department of Agriculture. Hyland is a long-time credit unionhand, having worked as a credit union attorney in her home town ofAlexandria, Va., a few blocks from NCUA, a CUNA executive, and mostrecently, as general counsel for Empire Corporate FCU, in Albany,N.Y.

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