Director, Western Region
Cherie Freed is the Regional Director of the NCUA’s Western Region, located in Tempe, Arizona. As Regional Director, she oversees the examination and supervision of federally insured credit unions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Prior to being selected as Regional Director in 2016, Ms. Freed served as the Associate Regional Director for the region. She also previously served as the Director of Supervision and as the Loss-risk Analysis Officer in the NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance. Ms. Freed began her career in 1987 as an examiner in Phoenix. In 1991, she became a Problem Case Officer and later a corporate examiner.
Before joining the NCUA, Ms. Freed served as the Controller for a manufacturing company in Phoenix. Throughout her NCUA career, Ms. Freed received numerous awards and recognition, including the Specialized Examiner of the Year in 2009 and Supervisor of the Year in 2010.
Ms. Freed holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University.