Credit union agency taps Leventis as next chief economist

Andrew Leventis, most recently the deputy chief economist for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), will become the new chief economist for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) beginning Dec. 10, the agency announced Monday.

Leventis will succeed Ralph Monaco, who has been NCUA’s chief economist since 2015. Monaco is retiring at the end of the year following seven years with the credit union agency (the first four as a senior economist) and more than 26 years in public service, the agency said.

Leventis has been with the FHFA since 2005. NCUA noted that prior to his government service, he had extensive private-sector experience as an economist and decision engineer. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from Stanford University, it said.

NCUA Selects Leventis as Chief Economist