NCUA chairman names deputy chief of staff, media spokesperson

Gisele Roget and Evann Berry have been named to top positions within the agency’s communications, external affairs, and industry engagement functions and will take on those new roles Nov. 12, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Rodney Hood announced Tuesday.

Roget will serve as deputy chief of staff and will also oversee the Office of External Affairs and Communications, leading the agency’s communications and congressional affairs initiatives, the agency said. She joins the NCUA from the Federal Housing Administration, where she has served as deputy assistant secretary for single family housing since July 2017, the NCUA said.

Previously, Roget held senior roles in the Global Government Relations division of MetLife, where she directed legislative and policy strategy. She also was a staffer for House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2014, working on legislation such as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act, the NCUA said. Roget has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Yale University.

Berry, the NCUA said, will serve as senior advisor to the chairman for communications and engagement, serving as the chairman’s media spokesperson and liaison with the credit union industry and other related stakeholders. Berry joins the NCUA from the office of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), where she served as deputy communications director and policy advisor.

She previously served as a legislative aide to former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), handling various policy issues, including economic development, transportation, and housing, the agency said. Berry has a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State University.

Chairman Hood Appoints Gisele Roget, Evann Berry to Senior Roles