President Donald Trump intends to nominate Todd Harper to the NCUA board of directors. Harper, a Democrat, will serve the remainder of a six-year term expiring April 10, 2021. He will replace outgoing board member Rick Metsger, whose term expired in August 2017.
Harper has specialized in financial services policy over his two decades in government service. From 2011 to 2017, he led NCUA’s Office of Public and Congressional Affairs and served as the chief policy advisor to the chairman at the agency. According to an article in CUToday, prior to working at NCUA, Harper served as a senior aide to Rep. Paul Kanjorski, a Democrat from Pennsylvania who was one of the co-champions of the Credit Union Membership Access Act of 1998.
As legislative director to Kanjorski, Harper also worked on bipartisan legislation concerning credit union capital rules, terrorism risk insurance, auditing standards and subprime mortgage lending.
As previously reported, Trump also nominated Rodney Hood, a former member and vice chairman of the NCUA board, for a seat on the board. Hood, who now serves as a corporate responsibility manager for JP Morgan Chase, has not received a confirmation hearing.
Like Harper, Hood’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation, and his term would expire Aug. 2, 2023.