President Barack Obama nominated Rick Metsger to serve on the Board of the National Credit Union Administration on May 16, 2013. The United States Senate confirmed Mr. Metsger on August 1, 2013, and he took the oath of office on August 23, 2013.
Prior to joining the NCUA Board, Mr. Metsger owned his own strategic communications consulting firm focused on the areas of financial services, capital construction, energy and transportation. He served for 12 years in the Oregon State Senate, where he chaired the Business and Transportation Committee and was elected President Pro Tem in 2009. He worked extensively in areas of financial services, taxation, and consumer protection policy, and served on the Oregon State Treasury Debt Policy Advisory Commission.
In addition to consulting and public service, Mr. Metsger has worked as a teacher and a radio and television journalist. From 1993 to 2001, he served on the Board of Directors of the Portland Teachers Credit Union.