Kressman is named NCUA general counsel; Conyers-Ausbrooks is board secretary

Frank Kressman has been selected as the agency’s general counsel, a move that elevates him from his “acting” role in that post assigned 13 months ago.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), in a release Friday, also said that Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks has been selected as the agency’s board secretary. She was previously acting board secretary and worked in the agency’s Office General Counsel (OGC).

Kressman was previously deputy general counsel. He was elevated to acting general counsel in November 2019 following the retirement from the GC post by Mike McKenna, then the subject of an internal investigation of allegations of misconduct.

Kressman joined the agency in 1998 as a staff attorney. His previous experience includes work as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., a Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., and a Master of Laws degree from The American University Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Conyers-Ausbrooks, while at OGC, managed the NCUA’s ethics program and served as the agency ethics point of contact. In that role, she provided ethics advice, training, and counseling to agency staff and leadership, and monitored compliance with all ethics laws, regulations, and policies.

She previously served as legal counsel at Brown Foss and as vice president and chief counsel-retail channel at CitiMortgage Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

NCUA Names Frank Kressman General Counsel, Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks Board Secretary