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Catherine Galicia Named Senior Policy Counsel to NCUA Board Member Harper

July 2019
Catherine Galicia Named Senior Policy Counsel to NCUA Board Member Harper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 12, 2019) – Catherine Galicia has been named senior policy counsel to National Credit Union Administration Board Member Todd M. Harper.

Galicia joins the NCUA from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she directed legislative affairs. She assumed her duties July 8.

“For more than two decades, Catherine has deeply impressed me with the breadth and depth of her knowledge of financial services and consumer financial protection policy,” Harper said. “In advising lawmakers, regulators, and industry leaders, she has demonstrated excellent judgment, regularly built trust among stakeholders to forge bipartisan coalitions, and strategically resolved differences between parties. I look forward to working with her to protect the safety and soundness of the credit union system and the interests of the 117 million Americans who place their faith in that system.”

Galicia has worked on financial services policy in the public and private sectors since 1995. Her experience includes service as senior counsel for the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; as associate vice president for legislative affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association; as vice president and director of government affairs at Banco Popular; and as counsel and legislative staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Galicia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law.

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