NASCUS Management

Lucy Ito
President and Chief Executive Officer

Lucy Ito, formerly executive vice president and chief operations officer of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (CCUL/NCUL), joined NASCUS in November 2014 as the organization’s president and CEO.

At CCUL/NCUL, Ms Ito provided oversight to all four of the Leagues’ divisions—Advocacy, Member Solutions, Strategic Innovation and Planning, and Finance and Human Resources. She served as the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) senior vice president prior to joining the CCUL/NCUL in 2004. While at WOCCU, she worked on technical programs and legislative and regulatory issues primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia and the Pacific.

Ms. Ito currently serves on WOCCU’s Worldwide Foundation Advisory Committee, and the CALCenter Credit Union Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of the International Credit Union Regulators' Network (ICURN). Her previous credit union system board and committee service includes: CCUL/NCUL Regulatory Advocacy Committee; Consumer Protection Subcommittee of CUNA Governmental Affairs Committee; CCUL State Charter Review Committee; AACUL System Collaboration Task Force; Executive Committee of the CUNA Operations, Sales and Service Council; CCUL/NCUL Shapiro Advisory Committee; CCUL/NCUL Branding Committee; Applied Research Institute; WOCCU’s Global Women’s Leadership Network Advisory Committee; Western States Corporate Realignment Task Force; Member Business Service Board of Directors; Nikkei Credit Union Board of Directors; and Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC).

Ms. Ito has a B.A. in economics and Asian studies from the University of California-Berkeley and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her post-graduate work includes research as a Regents’ Fellow at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and she is a graduate of the CUES Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School.

Alicia Valencia Erb
Vice President, Member Relations

Alicia Valencia Erb joined NASCUS in 2017 as vice president, member relations, responsible for retaining and augmenting the association’s membership base, as well as reaching out to the state credit union system to demonstrate the value of NASCUS membership. She has nearly two decades' experience working with cooperative and credit union leaders, state trade associations and national credit union organizations, most recently as engagement strategist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Washington, D.C. – the nation’s largest and oldest national credit union trade group -- where she developed and implemented strategies to strengthen and deepen association member engagement, retention, and affiliation. She also developed and executed programs and strategies to communicate the CUNA-state association/League value proposition among credit unions, working with state league leaders and credit union leaders across the nation. Before her career at CUNA, Erb was assistant director of membership, marketing and meetings for the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA), also of Washington. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Maryland (College Park); she has completed professional development coursework at George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

Brian Knight, Esq.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Brian Knight joined NASCUS in 1998 and has served as NASCUS' general counsel since 2007. In 2014, Mr. Knight was also named executive vice president. In addition to managing NASCUS’ legal affairs, Mr. Knight oversees NASCUS' legislative and regulatory analysis, policy development, advocacy, and compliance guidance. He also oversees NASCUS’ professional development department and Accreditation and State Programs department.

With an extensive background in both legislative and regulatory analyses and a comprehensive knowledge of the state and federal credit union regulatory system, Mr. Knight often represents NASCUS speaking at seminars, trade association meetings and conferences. Mr. Knight has testified before numerous state legislatures on behalf of state regulatory agencies and participated in industry strategic planning sessions.

In 2005, Mr. Knight developed a Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance conference for examiners and credit unions. Held in partnership with CUNA, the conference today remains the largest credit union specific BSA training in the country.

Mr. Knight earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary school of law. Prior, he earned a B.A in history and political science from Hope College. Mr. Knight is a member of the American Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.

Doug McGuckin
Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Doug McGuckin joined NASCUS in December 2013 and serves as vice president of corporate affairs. Mr. McGuckin oversees NASCUS’ business operations, board governance, and member relations. He also serves as staff liaison to the National Institute for State Credit Union Examination (NISCUE). Prior to joining NASCUS, he spent 11 years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he served as a management and program analyst in the Office of Administrative Services. Mr. McGuckin holds a B.S. in business administration from La Salle University and an M.B.A. from the American University.

Shellee Mitchell
Executive Assistant

Shellee comes to NASCUS with 20 years’ experience in office management, administrative services, and event planning. For eight years, she worked at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Washington, D.C., as executive assistant to the chief engagement officer. In addition to overseeing office operations, Shellee has maintained webpages, managed department budgets, coordinated meetings, and maintained member databases. She has also held positions as hotel sales manager and at Nestle as executive assistant to the president of corporate affairs. Shellee earned a B.A. in Communications from Frostburg State University and a M.A. in Organizational Communications from Bowie State University.

Shelton Roulhac
Vice President, Communications

Shelton Roulhac serves as Vice President of Communications. In this role, he is tasked with increasing and enhancing the visibility of NASCUS and the state credit union system throughout the industry and regulatory community through coverage of NASCUS events, state system regulatory and legislative perspectives, and developments in the state credit union system. He further manages NASCUS' overall communications program across various media, formats, and delivery channels.

Prior to joining NASCUS, he was the Senior Director of Advocacy at CUNA, responsible for researching and reviewing state legislation, laws, and regulations to determine their impact on the nation's credit unions. He also served as the Senior Policy Analyst at the Council on Foundations and Public Policy Specialist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He also served as a Congressional aide for Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX).

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nichole Seabron
Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel

Nichole joined NASCUS in 2015 and brings with her a wealth of financial services experience including operational and trade association experience.  She has worked in various banking divisions including bankcard collections, retail banking and corporate compliance.  Nichole spent several years working with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as federal compliance counsel. During her time with CUNA, Nichole served as advisory counsel to CUNA members on several banking regulations; acted as liaison to industry regulators on matters of crucial importance to the membership; monitored regulatory developments, drafted regulatory analyses for association membership; supported the professional development division in the formulation and implementation of industry training programs, etc. Prior to CUNA, Nichole was employed as a corporate compliance officer/avp for Bank of America Private Bank where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with Bank of America’s internal compliance requirements for three offices in the DC metro area.  While at Bank of America, Nichole audited her assigned offices for compliance with company policies and procedures; trained office staff to address deficiencies and worked closely with senior leadership to ensure compliance standards were met.  Most recently, Nichole was employed as an attorney advisor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where she was responsible for providing legal guidance to several agency clients with regard to implementation of permissible activities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act. 

Nichole received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University; her JD from Howard University School of Law and her Master of Laws (LLM) from Washington College of Law (American University).  She is barred in DC and MN (inactive).

Isaida Woo
Vice President, Education

Isaida Woo is the Vice President of Education for NASCUS’ overseeing all of NASCUS’ professional development training and programs. She is responsible for the design, production, and administration of a wide variety of programs, schools, and training conferences credit union and other industry professionals and well as state regulatory agencies. Ms. Woo has been in the financial industry for over 16 years and has developed and administered the training programs each year that trains attendees around the country. Ms. Woo holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Security from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master Degree in Business Administration from Trinity Washington University, and earned her Doctoral degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University.