Otsuka, nominated to NCUA Board, awaits hearing date

No date appears to have been set yet for a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the president’s nomination Sept. 21 of Tanya Otsuka to succeed Rodney Hood as a member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board.

Otsuka, who currently works for the committee, was nominated by President Joe Biden (D) to a term on the NCUA Board that would expire Aug. 2, 2029.

Hood’s term on the board expired this Aug. 2, but he is permitted to continue serving until his successor is confirmed.

Otsuka, the White House said, has more than a decade of experience in financial regulation and supervision. It said she is currently senior counsel for the majority staff of the Senate Banking Committee, where she has handled the committee’s work on banking and credit union issues since March 2020. It said she also served on the committee staff in 2019 through the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University’s Capitol Hill Fellowship Program, on detail from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Before working with Senate Banking, the White House said, Otsuka was a staff attorney and counsel at the FDIC. She began her career at the FDIC as a law clerk in 2010 and an Honors Attorney in 2011, it said. Otsuka earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, the White House noted, and is a member of the Virginia Bar.

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