Ito notes unique perspective
of retiring Iowa superintendent Johnson

May 10, 2017 -- Joann Johnson’s service as both a state and federal regulator have given her a unique perspective, which served the entire credit union system commendably, NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito said today upon the announcement of Johnson’s retirement.

In a release, the Iowa Division of Credit Unions Wednesday announced Johnson would retire as superintendent effective May 30; she has served in the position since 2011. From 2002-08, she served on the board of the National Credit Union Administration, notably as chairwoman in the final four years.

“She has developed a deep reservoir of knowledge about the credit union system, from both the federal and state perspectives, that is both unmatched and unique,” Ito said. “Most recently, she contributed to NCUA’s CUSO registry working group, representing state regulators from across the nation.

“NASCUS and the entire state system thanks and commends Superintendent Johnson for her service,” Ito said.

In a statement, Johnson thanked Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad ( R) and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds ( R) and the credit union system. “It’s been an honor to serve in the Branstad-Reynolds administration and I’m grateful for having been given the opportunity to continue working with the credit union industry. I leave knowing the industry in Iowa is safe and sound and giving Iowans additional options for affordable financial services.”


Press release on Joann Johnson retirement from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad