New National Credit Union Administration Chairman Todd Harper on Monday announced the appointment of Catherine Galicia as his chief of staff.
“Catherine’s breadth and depth of knowledge of financial services and consumer financial protection policy has served as a guiding light for me throughout my time on the NCUA Board,” Harper said.
Before being named chief of staff, Galicia served as Harper’s senior policy counsel.
Galicia spent 15 years working on Capitol Hill—including serving as counsel on the Senate Banking Committee, as well as legislative director for Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.).
Before joining the NCUA, Galicia was the head of the CFPB’s Office of Legislative Affairs; she also led the Washington office of Banco Popular, serving as vice president of government affairs.
Galicia holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.