NCUA Personnel Moves: Cole Retires; Hauptman Hires Sarah Canepa Bang

J. Owen Cole, the National Credit Union Administration’s associate director in the Policy and Markets Division in the Office of Examination and Insurance, has announced he will retire at the end of the month.

Cole has served in several positions in his 27 years at the agency, including senior investment officer, director of the Division of Risk Management, deputy executive director and acting chief of staff. He also served as president of the NCUA’s Central Liquidity Facility.

“Owen Cole has been a tremendous asset to the NCUA, and his accomplishments have made an immeasurable impact on both the agency and our nation’s system of cooperative credit,” NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said. “In each of the roles held by Owen, he unfailingly gave his best and personified hard work and dedication in support of the NCUA’s strategic goals.”

In other NCUA news, newly appointed NCUA board Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman has announced the appointment of Sarah Canepa Bang as his senior advisor.

“I am thrilled to have Sarah in this critical role,” Hauptman said. “Her experience managing credit union service organizations at the highest level, along with her knowledge of the credit union industry, regulations, and policy administration will be of immense value to me, the board, and the NCUA.”

Bang has many years of experience in the credit union industry, including having served as president and chief strategy officer at CO-OP Financial Services, CEO of the Financial Service Centers Cooperative and executive vice president of the Oregon Credit Union League and Affiliates.

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