NASCUS’ Fortney re-elected President of Women in Housing & Finance Foundation Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, VA (July 21, 2014) —  NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney, whose re-election to another two-year term on the Women in Housing & Finance (WHF) Foundation  Board of Directors was announced on June 9 during the WHF Annual Meeting, has been re-elected to serve as the Foundation’s president.

The WHF Foundation Board consists of members of WHF who are professionals in the areas of finance, housing and law. The core mission of the organization is to partner with local nonprofit organizations whose missions are to help low-income women and children with basic financial literacy skills, housing assistance, transition services and economic empowerment. Fortney has been dedicated to the mission of WHF and the Foundation for more than 20 years, and for more than 12 years has served on the both boards in a number of positions, including Foundation treasurer and WHF president. She has served as president of the Foundation for the past two years.

“Over my many years of involvement with WHF and the WHF Foundation, I have come to understand, value and appreciate the organization’s diverse membership and its importance in the Washington, D.C., community,” Fortney said. “What I have found through my active involvement in the WHF Foundation and WHF is the true meaning and value of my membership: personal contact with accomplished and dedicated professionals.”

Fortney appointed NASCUS Regulatory and Public Policy Counsel Sabrina Cotter to serve as the Foundation’s general counsel.

The members of the WHF Foundation Board of Directors are:

Mary Martha Fortney, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, President
Rebecca Laird, K&L Gates LLP, Vice-President
Sydney Garmong, Crowe Horwath LLP, Treasurer
Evan Davies, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Secretary
Sabrina Cotter, National Association of State Credit Union, General Counsel
Hilary Swab Gawrilow, CSH, Director
Suzanne Garwood, Venable LLP, Director
Alanna McCargo, CoreLogic, Director
Lindsay Shuba, National Association of REALTORS®, Director
Kenneth Swab, Eris Group LLC, Director
Leslie Woolley, Director

The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is the primary resource and voice of the state governmental agencies that charter, regulate and examine the nation’s state-chartered credit unions. NASCUS membership is made up of state-chartered credit unions, state regulators and other supporters of the state credit union system. NASCUS is the only organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the state credit union charter and the autonomy of state credit union regulatory agencies. To learn more about NASCUS, visit

About WHF
Established in 1979, Women in Housing & Finance, Inc., is an association of women and men active in the fields of financial services and housing. Their members include professionals and executives from the private and public sectors, including corporations, financial institutions, regulatory agencies, government sponsored enterprises, congressional staff, associations, law firms and non-profit organizations. WHF promotes its members through the presentation of topical programs and opportunities in housing, financial services, professional enrichment, and leadership enhancement and the opportunity to meet with government and private sector leaders.

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