NCUA names new business innovation director and chief data officer

Amber Gravius has been named Director of the Office of Business Innovation and Chief Data Officer for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the agency announced Tuesday.

According to the NCUA, Gravius previously served in the office’s director post in an acting capacity and was a supervisory special assistant for business innovation representing stakeholders in the development of the NCUA’s new Modern Examination and Risk Identification Tool (MERIT). It said she joined the NCUA in 1999 as a credit union examiner and, before joining the Office of Business Innovation, served as a supervision analyst, risk management officer, loss risk analysis officer, and supervisory examiner.

Gravius holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., the agency said, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in information technology from Keller Graduate School of Management.

The most recent business innovation director prior to Gravius was Kelly Lay, who became director of the agency’s Office of Examination and Insurance Jan. 1.