Credit union regulator names deputy CFO

Melissa M. Lowden will be the federal credit union regulator’s next deputy chief financial officer, effective Jan. 17, the agency said Tuesday.

In a release, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said Lowden – who joined the agency in 2015 – will oversee accounting and financial reporting, enterprise risk management, strategic and performance planning, budgeting, procurement, facilities and logistical support, the administration of credit union operating fees, and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s (NCUSIF) capitalization deposits and investments.

Previously, she served as the agency’s acting deputy chief financial officer, as division director for the CFO’s financial reporting and analysis division, and helped manage the NCUA’s strategic plan and enterprise risk management program.

Before joining NCUA, she served at the Department of Homeland Security, including as the deputy director of financial management. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from James Madison University.

Lowden Named Deputy Chief Financial Officer