TRANSITIONS: KS governor nominates successor to Wright; AK names interim replacement for Walsh; WA’s Lacy-Roberts to retire

(Nov. 13, 2020) Vickie Hurt would lead the Kansas Department of Credit Unions under a nomination announced this week by Gov. Laura Kelly (D) to replace retiring Administrator Jerel Wright. He has announced he plans to retire effective Nov. 28. Hurt’s nomination is subject to approval by the Kansas senate; a hearing has been set for next week (Tuesday) before the Confirmations Oversight Committee. Wright is ending his second stint as KDCU administrator, which began in September 2014; he previously served in the position from 1997-2005 … Meanwhile, in Alaska, Chief Examiner Tracy Reno has been named interim director of the Division of Banking and Securities to succeed Director Patrice Walsh, who retired in late October … And, after 21 years, Doug Lacy-Roberts has announced his retirement from the division of credit unions at the Washington Department of Financial Institutions where he most recently served as program manager, chief of specialty examinations and enforcement. Prior to his career at DFI, he was an FDIC examiner for 7 years. Best wishes from NASCUS to all three retiring employees.