NCUA names 29-year veteran Freed new Region V director

April 19, 2016 -- Cherie Freed has been named Region V NCUA Director, replacing Elizabeth Whitehead, who retires in May, the agency announced today in a press release.

Freed will be based in the regional office in Tempe, Ariz.; the region covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

A veteran of 29 years with the agency, Freed joined in 1987 as an examiner, following two years in the private sector. Before her selection as Regional Director, NCUA stated that she served as the associate regional director for operations in Region V. She has also served as the agency’s acting deputy executive director, Region V director of supervision, a loss-risk analysis officer, a corporate credit union examiner and a problem case officer.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University.

Whitehead is retiring after 28 years with the agency.


NCUA release on Cherie Freed as Region V director