Senate confirms Harper, Hood to NCUA board

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Todd Harper, Rodney Hood

The Senate banking committee voted to confirm Todd Harper and Rodney Hood to serve on NCUA’s board of directors. Both new board members will begin their terms after they are sworn into office.

“This marks the first time the board has had three members since former Chairman Debbie Matz left the agency in April 2016,” according to CUToday.

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 is NCUA’s former head of the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs and served as the chief policy advisor to the chairman at the agency.

Hood is a former member and vice chairman of the NCUA board. Hood, a Republican, now serves as a corporate responsibility manager for JPMorgan Chase.

“I congratulate Rodney Hood and Todd Harper, and I look forward to working with both of them in a collegial, bipartisan manner,” NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said.

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