White House To Fill Out NCUABoard

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WASHINGTON - (09/30/05) -- President Bush signaled NCUAChairman JoAnn Johnson, the only member of the three-person NCUABoard, that help is on its way and said Thursday he plans tonominate Gigi Hyland, general counsel for Empire Corporate FCU tothe panel. Capitol Hill sources say they expect Hyland's nominationto be heard the same time as Rodney Hood, nominated for the Board'sother vacancy, potentially filling the panel to full strength intime for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in a few weeks.Hyland has long experience with credit unions, having served as avice president for CUNA, as executive director of the Associationof Corporate CUs, and worked with her mother's and father's creditunion law practice, Hyland & Hyland, in Alexandria, Va. Hyland,a Democrat, would ostensibly fill the seat of Deborah Matz, also aDemocrat, who is leaving the NCUA Board Friday. The third seat onthe panel has been vacant for more than a year.

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