NCUA’s Harper selects top counsel for staff; former consumer bureau congressional liaison

A former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) congressional liaison is now the top staff aide to the newest member of the NCUA Board, the agency announced Friday.

Catherine Galicia is now senior policy counsel to NCUA Board Member Todd M. Harper, who joined the board in March. She was previously with the CFPB, NCUA said, where she directed legislative affairs. Galicia joined the credit union regulator staff July 8.

NCUA said her past experience also includes a stint as senior counsel for the Senate Banking Committee; associate vice president for legislative affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association; vice president and director of government affairs at Banco Popular; and as counsel and legislative staff in the U.S. Senate and House offices.

Galicia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law, the agency said.

Catherine Galicia Named Senior Policy Counsel to NCUA Board Member Harper