Samuel Schumach was named Monday to the post of deputy director for external affairs and communications at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Appointed to that post by agency board Chairman Todd Harper, Schumach previously served as legislative affairs officer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Before that, he was a media spokesperson for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and had also served as press secretary for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Schumach has also provided strategic communication and congressional relations consulting at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, the NCUA said, and served for nearly a decade as an enlisted member in the active and reserve components of the U.S. Air Force.
Schumach also, according to the release, holds a master’s degree in global security studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It said he is a partner in the Truman National Security Project, an associate member of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C., a member of the National Press Club, and holds a private pilot license.