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Poliquin Named NCUA Board Secretary Following Rupp’s Retirement

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 26, 2013) – National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie Matz announced the selection of Gerard Poliquin as Secretary of the Board following the retirement of Mary Rupp.

“Mary has shown a remarkable commitment to NCUA and to her work. We’re grateful for all she has done here and for upholding high standards in public service. We’ll miss her, and we wish her a long and happy retirement,” Matz said. “We’re pleased to welcome Jerry to this position. He brings a solid background in the agency, and I’m confident he will continue the excellent work we’ve come to expect from those who serve as Board Secretary.”

NCUA Board Member Michael E. Fryzel also praised Rupp and Poliquin.

“Mary Rupp has been an outstanding Board Secretary, performing all her duties and responsibilities in a professional manner,” Fryzel said. “I have very much enjoyed working with her the last five years. The Board is fortunate to have her replacement be an equally capable and dedicated individual. Jerry Poliquin brings a strong legal and technical background to the position, and I look forward to working with him.”

Rupp has retired after working at NCUA for 27 years. For the last nine years as Board Secretary, she never missed a Board meeting. Rupp began her career at the agency in the Office of General Counsel, working in litigation and regulation, and served as Senior Policy Advisor to former Board Member JoAnn Johnson. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Newton College and J.D. from Catholic University.

Poliquin joined NCUA in 1996 and most recently served as a Senior Trial Attorney. Before coming to the agency, Poliquin served as an Enforcement Attorney at the Office of Thrift Supervision. He holds a master of laws degree from Boston University and a J.D. from Seattle University.

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 and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.


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