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Lowden Named Deputy Chief Financial Officer

January 2021
Lowden Named Deputy Chief Financial Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 12, 2021) – The National Credit Union Administration today announced the selection of Melissa M. Lowden as the agency’s next Deputy Chief Financial Officer, effective January 17, 2021.

Lowden will help lead a team of more than 50 employees who perform essential functions, including accounting and financial reporting, enterprise risk management, strategic and performance planning, budgeting, procurement, facilities and logistical support, the administration of credit union operating fees, and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s capitalization deposits and investments.

“Melissa has more than 20 years’ experience managing finances for organizations and leading large teams to achieve their goals in financial systems, operations, reporting and audit readiness,” Chairman Rodney E. Hood said. “Her experience and leadership will greatly benefit our managing the Share Insurance Fund and the NCUA Operating Fund.”

Lowden previously served as the NCUA’s Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, as Division Director for the CFO’s Financial Reporting and Analysis Division, and she helped to manage the NCUA’s strategic plan and enterprise risk management program.

Prior to joining the NCUA in 2015, she held various financial management positions in the CFO’s office at the Department of Homeland Security, including serving as the Deputy Director of Financial Management.

Ms. Lowden is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from James Madison University.

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