As expected, President Biden on Monday appointed Democrat Todd Harper as chairman of the NCUA board.
Harper becomes the first NCUA staffer to serve as an NCUA board member and as its chairman. Before joining the NCUA board, Harper served as director of the agency’s Office of Public and Congressional Affairs and chief policy advisor to former NCUA Chairwoman Debbie Matz and former board member Rick Metsger.
The NCUA board is now in a unique position—two members of the board, Rodney Hood and Kyle Hauptman are Republicans, while its chair, Harper, is a Democrat.
The designation as chairman is not subject to confirmation by the Senate.