Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
Nichole joined NASCUS in 2015 and brings with her a wealth of financial services experience including operational and trade association experience. She has worked in various banking divisions including bankcard collections, retail banking and corporate compliance. Nichole spent several years working with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as federal compliance counsel. During her time with CUNA, Nichole served as advisory counsel to CUNA members on several banking regulations; acted as liaison to industry regulators on matters of crucial importance to the membership; monitored regulatory developments, drafted regulatory analyses for association membership; supported the professional development division in the formulation and implementation of industry training programs, etc. Prior to CUNA, Nichole was employed as a corporate compliance officer/avp for Bank of America Private Bank where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with Bank of America’s internal compliance requirements for three offices in the DC metro area. While at Bank of America, Nichole audited her assigned offices for compliance with company policies and procedures; trained office staff to address deficiencies and worked closely with senior leadership to ensure compliance standards were met. Most recently, Nichole was employed as an attorney advisor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where she was responsible for providing legal guidance to several agency clients with regard to implementation of permissible activities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act.
Nichole received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University; her JD from Howard University School of Law and her Master of Laws (LLM) from Washington College of Law (American University). She is barred in DC and MN (inactive).