ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Nov. 5, 2019) – National Credit Union Administration Chairman Rodney E. Hood announced today the appointments of Gisele Roget and Evann Berry to senior leadership roles responsible for the agency’s communications, external affairs, and industry engagement functions.
Both will assume their duties on Nov. 12.
“Gisele and Evann are proven leaders with well-earned reputations,” Chairman Hood said. “Gisele’s management skills and public policy expertise will help ensure the success of my initiatives for the NCUA. Evann will play a critical role in the agency’s strategic communications and stakeholder engagement initiatives. I look forward to working with them as we create a regulatory environment that encourages innovation and growth and strengthens American’s system of cooperative credit.”
Roget Named Deputy Chief of Staff
Gisele Roget will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff. In this role, she will also oversee the Office of External Affairs and Communications and lead the agency’s communications and congressional affairs initiatives.
“I’m honored by this appointment,” Roget said. “I’m eager to support the important initiatives undertaken by Chairman Hood to ensure the regulation of our nation’s credit unions is effective, not excessive.”
Roget joins the NCUA from the Federal Housing Administration, where she has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing since July 2017. In this role, she managed a 750-person organization charged with implementing the federal government’s primary mortgage program for low- to moderate-income borrowers.
Previously, Roget held senior roles in the Global Government Relations division of MetLife, where she directed legislative and policy strategy. She also served on the professional staff on the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2014.
During her tenure there, Roget worked on the development of important financial services legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
Roget holds a bachelor of arts in history from Yale University.
Berry Named Senior Advisor to the Chairman for Communications and Engagement
Evann Berry will serve as Senior Advisor to the Chairman for Communications and Engagement. In this role, she will serve as the Chairman’s media spokesperson and liaison with the credit union industry and other related stakeholders.
“I am honored to be appointed by Chairman Hood for this role,” Berry said. “I look forward to supporting his initiatives to promote the NCUA and its vital safety and soundness mission.”
Berry joins the NCUA from the office of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), where she served as deputy communications director and policy advisor. She previously served as a legislative aide to former Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), handling various policy issues, including economic development, transportation, and housing.
Berry earned a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University.