ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 7, 2020) – The National Credit Union Administration today announced the selection of Elizabeth J. Fischmann as the agency’s first Chief Ethics Counsel, effective December 21.
In this new role, Fischmann will oversee the Office of Ethics Counsel that will certify the agency’s compliance with relevant federal ethics laws and regulations, promote accountability and ethical conduct, and help ensure the success of the NCUA’s ethics programs, including programs designed to prevent harassment and misconduct in the workplace. She will report directly to the NCUA Board and will be supervised by the NCUA Chairman.
“Elizabeth Fischmann is a strong leader with an impressive legal background and record of accomplishment in managing ethics programs in the federal government,” said NCUA Chairman Rodney E. Hood. “I look forward to working with her to uphold the strong ethical culture within NCUA.”
Ms. Fischmann currently serves as the Associate General Counsel, Ethics, and Designated Agency Ethics Official for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leading a staff of 37 employees, administering the HHS-wide ethics program, and supervising the implementation of the HHS ethics program. Her professional experience includes serving as an Associate Counsel at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and Deputy Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Navy.
Ms. Fischmann attained a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and Maryland Bar.