GoWest trade statements on NCUA BOD announcements from Troy Stang, President and CEO

TIGARD, OR (December 21, 2023)Confirmation of Tanya Otsuka:
The Credit Union Movement will be well-served by Tanya Otsuka’s service to the NCUA Board of Directors. Ms. Otsuka has a distinguished career in public service and is a proven financial services industry thought leader. We look forward to collaborating with her in the pursuit of policies in the best interests of credit unions and the more than 130 million consumers they serve.

“On behalf of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia credit unions, we want to congratulate Ms. Tonya Otsuka on her confirmation to the Board of the National Credit Union Administration,” said Samantha Beeler, President of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. “Given her experience in the financial services industry, we are confident she will be a strong leader for safety and soundness in the Southeast and beyond. We look forward to working with her to continue supporting and advancing communities across the country.”

Appreciation of Rodney Hood’s service:
Nominated by two Presidents for a position on the NCUA Board of Directors,Rodney Hood went above and beyond in fulfilling the agency’s mission of protecting the cooperative, member-owned charter. During his time as a
director and as Chair of the Board, Mr. Hood guided effective regulatory advancements, looked out for the best interests of members of credit unions, and advanced policies that helped credit unions to best serve those
members. We hope that in his next chapter, Mr. Hood will continue to be a part of the Credit Union Movement where he has left such a remarkable footprint.

Appreciation of Lenwood Brooks’ service:
Regulatory agencies’ effectiveness is driven not only by their leaders but by the expertise of their teams. In his service to the NCUA, both as a Senior Advisor to Rodney Hood and as NCUA’s former Chief of Staff, Lenwood Brooks
provided exemplary strategic insights and was always available to meet with credit union leaders to discuss policies that would help them best serve their members. We wish Mr. Brooks well in his new role as Vice President, Director
of Government & Industry Relations for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, and thank him for his dedicated service to NCUA from 2019-2023.

About GoWest Credit Union Association

GoWest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. GoWest advocates on behalf of more than 300 member credit unions, and their 17.4 million consumer members. The region’s not-for-profit cooperative credit unions take a bold, innovative, and forward-thinking approach to improving the lives of their members and enriching their communities. Follow GoWest Credit Union Association on LinkedIn at, Facebook at, and Twitter at for the latest updates on the regional Credit Union Movement. 


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