Hauptman names former credit union services exec as his senior advisor

Sarah Canepa Bang has been named senior advisor to Kyle Hauptman, who joined the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Dec. 14 and was named vice chairman Friday.

The NCUA, in a release Monday, said Bang has broad experience in the credit union industry that includes serving as executive vice president of industry relations and president and chief strategy officer at CO-OP Financial Services. Previously, she was chief executive officer at Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc., and executive vice president of the Oregon Credit Union League and Affiliates.

Hauptman said Bang’s experience “managing credit union service organizations at the highest level, along with her knowledge of the credit union industry, regulations, and policy administration will be of immense value to me, the Board, and the NCUA.”

In other staffing changes, the NCUA on Monday said that J. Owen Cole, associate director of the policy and markets division in the NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance, announced his retirement effective at the end of December. Cole served in various roles during his 27-year tenure at the NCUA, including senior investment officer, director of the division of risk management, associate regional director of operations, deputy executive director, and acting chief of staff.

Cole has also served as president of the NCUA Central Liquidity Facility, which addresses potential credit union system liquidity risks.

Sarah Canepa Bang Appointed Senior Advisor to Vice Chairman Hauptman

Owen Cole, Associate Director for Policy and Markets, Announces Retirement