Former bank, credit union lobbyist named top communicator, congressional advocate for NCUA

A former lobbyist for banks and credit unions is now the top public communications and congressional affairs executive for the federal credit union regulator, the agency announced Monday.

Elizabeth A. Eurgubian is now the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) director of external affairs and communications and policy advisor, agency board Chairman Todd Harper said. In that role, she will lead the agency’s communication and congressional affairs initiatives and serve as a policy advisor to Harper.

She was most recently deputy chief advocacy officer and senior counsel for regulatory and executive branch relations at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Before that, she served at the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as vice president and senior regulatory counsel. She also worked at Sallie Mae, Inc., the Federal Reserve, and the National Mental Health Association. She also worked as a law clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives office of the general counsel, the NCUA said.

She earned a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California, the NCUA said.

Eurgubian Named Director of External Affairs and Communications and Policy Advisor