Jan. 5, 2017

‘Unique perspective that will well-serve the state credit union system’

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Bryan A. Schneider, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), has been appointed to a one-year term on the NASCUS Board of Directors. Schneider joins the eight-member board immediately.

Schneider joins seven other members of the board, two of which were elected to three-year terms this fall: Janet Powell, manager, credit union program for the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, and; Steve Pleger, senior deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance (who was re-elected to the board). Terms for both Powell and Pleger end in 2019.

Schneider was appointed secretary of the IDFPR in February, 2015. Before that, he served more than 14 years in various roles for the Walgreens Co., most recently as divisional vice president and assistant general counsel in the pharmacy, health and wellness legal department of the company. He has also served in various capacities in the legal profession. He holds both law and accounting degrees.

“As chief regulator of Illinois state credit unions – which include a strong contingent of privately insured credit unions -- Bryan supervises one of the largest concentrations of state chartered credit unions in the country,” said NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito. “Additionally, he oversees an array of other financial services providers. All-in-all, he brings a unique perspective to the NASCUS leadership that will well-serve the state credit union system.”

Chairman of the NASCUS Board is Mary Ellen O’Neill, director, Financial Institution Division, Connecticut Department of Banking. Other officers and members are: Vice Chairman -- Jay Bienvenu, senior deputy commissioner, Massachusetts Division of Banks; Secretary/Treasurer -- John Kolhoff, director, Office of Credit Unions, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services; Directors -- Rose Conner, administrator, North Carolina Credit Union Division, and; Kim Santos, director, Office of Credit Unions, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

Information Contact:
Patrick Keefe, Vice President, Communications, or (703) 528-5974

The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is the primary resource and voice of the state governmental agencies that charter, regulate and examine the nation’s state-chartered credit unions. NASCUS membership is made up of state-chartered credit unions, state regulators and other supporters of the state credit union system. NASCUS is the only organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the state credit union charter and the autonomy of state credit union regulatory agencies.