Twenty-Five-Year NCUA Veteran has “Impressive Depth of Experience”
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 7, 2012) – National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie Matz today announced the selection of Larry Blankenberger as the next Regional Director of the agency’s Region I office in Albany, N.Y.
“I’m very pleased we have someone of Larry’s caliber to lead our Region I office,” Matz said. “Larry has an impressive depth of experience. He possesses the professional judgment, institutional knowledge, regulatory expertise and managerial skills that are so important to succeeding in this critical enforcement position. I have every confidence that he’ll do very well in this new role.”
Blankenberger assumes his duties Jan. 7, 2013. He succeeds Mark A. Treichel, who the NCUA Board recently selected as NCUA’s next Executive Director.
“Larry Blankenberger brings a wealth of experience to the Regional Director position,” NCUA Board Member Michael E. Fryzel added. “I believe his knowledge of credit unions and management skills will enable him to do an outstanding job.”
Currently Associate Regional Director for Programs at NCUA’s Region IV office in Austin, Texas, Blankenberger joined the agency as an examiner in 1987. He previously served as Associate Regional Director for Operations in Region I, and his experience includes working as a problem case officer, a supervisory examiner and a director of supervision. Prior to joining NCUA, Blankenberger worked in various operational and managerial positions in the credit union industry.
Blankenberger holds an accounting degree from Indiana State University, Evansville. In January 1988, he received the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive from the National Credit Union Institute.
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 nearly 100
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.