ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 3, 2014) – National Credit Union Administration Inspector General James Hagen today announced the selection of William Bruns as the agency’s next Deputy Inspector General.
“Bill Bruns will be an excellent Deputy Inspector General,” Hagen said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Working with him in the past, I have found he maintains the independence of the Office of Inspector General while offering solid and constructive recommendations on how the agency can improve its operations.”
Bruns, who joined NCUA in 2008, previously served as a Senior Auditor in the Inspector General’s office, where he was responsible for auditing and evaluating the business programs as well as the safety and soundness of federal credit unions and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Since he joined NCUA, Bruns has been instrumental in conducting or overseeing nearly every material loss review of liquidated credit unions, as well as overseeing the agency’s Financial Statement Audits and collaborating on congressional requests.
Bruns has more than 26 years of federal auditing experience. Prior to joining NCUA, Bruns worked for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General.
Bruns holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Government Accountants.
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.