NASCUS Mourns the Loss of Former Chairman and Michigan Regulator Mike Fitzgerald

July 27, 2011 - NASCUS has learned that a former NASCUS Chairman and retired Michigan Regulator Michael Fitzgerald passed away on July 22.

Fitzgerald was employed with the Financial Institutions Bureau of the State of Michigan for 28 years.  At the time, the Credit Union Division of the Michigan agency had the responsibility for the supervision of Michigan's more than 300 state-chartered credit unions.  Fitzgerald was appointed director of the division in March 1981 after serving as Assistant Director, EDP Specialist and Field Examiner.

He served on the Board of Directors of NASCUS from 1981 through 1988 and served as its Chairman from 1986 and 1987. Fitzgerald also served as the chairman of the State Liaison Committee to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and was actively involved in NASCUS' Accreditation Program.

"Mike was a strong supporter of the dual chartering system and NASCUS for many years," said NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney. "He will be truly missed by his family and friends as well as his peers in the credit union community. He made significant contributions to NASCUS and to the state regulatory community during this career and in the years after. He was respected and admired and will be missed."    

The funeral home of Palmer Bush Jensen is handling the arrangements. Their website can be viewed here.  The funderal service is scheduled for August 3 at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lansing, MI.