Brian Knight Named NASCUS President/CEO

National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors veteran Brian Knight has been selected as president/CEO of the organization, the group’s Regulator Board of Directors and Credit Union Advisory Council announced last week.

Knight succeeds Lucy Ito, who has led NASCUS since 2014 and has announced her intention to retire at the end of the year.

Knight currently serves as NASCUS’ executive vice president and general counsel and has been a member of the NASCUS senior management team for more than 20 years.

“Brian is uniquely qualified to lead NASCUS given the breadth and depth of his knowledge about the state and federal credit union systems and his keen sense of emerging issues in the consumer financial services marketplace,” Rose Conner, chair of the NASCUS Regulator Board of Directors and administrator of the North Carolina Credit Union Division said.

“I am confident that Brian’s leadership and vision are the combination we need to continue the organization’s success into 2022 and beyond,” said Mike Williams, NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Council chair and CEO of Colorado Credit Union.

Knight joined NASCUS in 1998 as director of regulatory affairs. In 2007, he was named NASCUS’ first internal general counsel. Knight has served as NASCUS executive vice president and General Counsel since 2014.

Knight received a B.A. in history and political science from Hope College and a J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William & Mary. 

“NASCUS is a unique and vitally important thread in the fabric of the credit union system and the broader financial services sector,” Knight said. “NASCUS helps ensure the credit union system is best positioned to meet the challenges of the moment and of the future by supporting state regulatory agencies and working with dedicated credit union professionals to facilitate the cooperation and consultation essential for dynamic and viable credit union systems.” NASCUS is the professional association of the nation’s 45 state credit union regulatory agencies that charter and supervise 1,975 state credit unions.

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