Alexandria, Va. (May 5, 2011) – National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie
Matz today announced the selection of William Myers, of Ithaca, N.Y., to lead the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI). Myers will assume his duties at NCUA June 6.
“Bill Myers is nationally recognized for his exceptional and creative work supporting small credit unions
throughout the country,” said Chairman Matz. “His extensive knowledge of issues affecting small credit unions, proven expertise in community development, and demonstrated strategic leadership skills make him the ideal candidate to lead this office. Indeed, not only small credit unions, but NCUA and the entire credit union community will benefit from Bill’s new role in the agency.”
A highly proficient financial professional and accomplished credit union leader, Myers recently served as the interim CEO at Santa Cruz Community Credit Union. There, he managed the credit union through a transition by reorganizing the staff, redesigning the product portfolio, and refocusing the credit union’s mission.
Myers previously worked as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute, where he also consulted on credit union
economic development, community opportunity, and strategic planning. Additionally, he has served on the
boards of the CheckSpring Bank Corporation and the State of New York Mortgage Authority.
In 1979, Myers founded Alternatives Federal Credit Union. He led the institution until 2007. During his tenure, the credit union grew to become a $50 million institution serving 8,700 mostly low-income members.
NCUA’s OSCUI fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services by small
credit unions. OSCUI also works to ensure the viability and successful operation of credit unions. The office administers the Community Development Revolving Loan Program, which supports low-income designated credit unions serving low-income communities.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by
the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise
federal credit unions. With the backing of the full
faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates
and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than
99 million account holders in all federal credit
unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At
Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.