President Nominates McWatters for NCUA Board Position

December 18 Tax attorney Mark McWatters, the assistant dean for graduate programs and an adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, was nominated Tuesday by President Barack Obama to fill Republican Michael Fryzel’s spot on the three-person NCUA Board. Fryzel, whose term on the NCUA Board officially expired Aug. 2, has been serving on the NCUA Board since July 2008.

Previous to his job in academia, McWatters served as counsel to Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), now chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. He also served as a member of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Congressional Oversight Panel in Washington from 2009 to 2011.

McWatters received a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Christian University, an M.B.A. from Michigan State University, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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