For 2022, new leader Knight to follow closely mission, purpose outlined by leadership

(Jan. 7, 2022) NASCUS will follow closely in 2022 its mission and purpose as adopted by association leadership in 2021, new NASCUS President and CEO Brian Knight said this week after assuming his role Jan. 1.

He succeeded Lucy Ito, who retired Dec. 31 after seven years of leading the association.

“Our leadership last July outlined the NASCUS mission as forming a vibrant dual charter system by promoting a relevant, growth-oriented and health state charter option,” Knight said. “It’s my intention that the association move in that direction with all deliberate speed, in the interests of the entire credit union system.”

Knight said the mission of the association would be advanced by adhering to the purpose of NASCUS, also adopted by the board last summer. That is: to advance credit union legislation, regulation and supervision and to promote a resilient state-chartered cooperative credit union system through regulator and credit union collaboration.

“NASCUS members will see these words repeated often in our presentations, on our website and in our other public-facing elements,” Knight said. “It’s my hope all of our members become intimately familiar with our mission and purpose – and hold us to it.”