NCUA general counsel McKenna retires, board appoints Kressman acting GC

Mike McKenna, general counsel for the National Credit Union Administration since 2011, has retired from the agency and will be replaced in “acting” capacity by Frank Kressman while a search for a replacement proceeds, the agency said Wednesday.

McKenna joined the NCUA in 1989 and had served at various times as a staff attorney, senior policy advisor, deputy executive director, and deputy general counsel. Agency Chairman Rodney Hood, in Wednesday’s announcement, said McKenna told of his decision to retire Tuesday morning.

“During this initial transition, Frank Kressman will serve as the Acting General Counsel while we continue to conduct our search for the next General Counsel of the NCUA,” Hood said. NCUA said the selection of Kressman, previously deputy general counsel, as acting general counsel was approved unanimously by the board.

Kressman joined the NCUA in 1998 as a staff attorney, the agency said.

Kressman Named Acting General Counsel, McKenna Retires