NCUA taps general counsel, board secretary

(Jan. 22, 2021) Veteran NCUA attorney Frank Kressman has had the “acting” moniker removed from his title as the agency late last week named him general counsel. He had been serving in the “acting” role for the past 13 months.

Previously deputy general counsel, Kressman was elevated to acting general counsel in November 2019 following the retirement from the GC post by Mike McKenna, then the subject of an internal investigation of allegations of misconduct.

Kressman joined NCUA in 1998, having worked previously at the FDIC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., a Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., and a Master of Laws degree from The American University Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Also this past week, the agency said Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks has been selected as the agency’s board secretary. She was previously acting board secretary and worked in the agency’s Office General Counsel (OGC). She previously served as legal counsel at law firm Brown Foss and as vice president and chief counsel-retail channel at CitiMortgage Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

NCUA Names Frank Kressman General Counsel, Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks Board Secretary