2022 Pierre Jay Winner Announced

August 16, 2022

2022 Pierre Jay Winner Announced

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) proudly announces that Mary Ellen O’Neill, former Connecticut Financial Institutions Division Director, is the 2022 Pierre Jay Award recipient.

This award, named after Pierre Jay, the first Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts and first credit union regulator in the United States, is the highest honor NASCUS bestows and recognizes those with proven service, commitment, and leadership to NASCUS and the state-charter system.

“I want to thank the NASCUS team, President & CEO Brian Knight, the staff, and Leadership for this tremendous honor,” commented Mary Ellen O’Neill. “It has been a privilege and incredible experience to be engaged with NASCUS and serve on their Regulator Board. I had the unique opportunity to work closely with a very talented team of state credit union regulators and credit union leaders from across the country to ensure the state charter remains healthy, resilient, and innovative.”

“On behalf of the NASCUS leadership and staff, I want to congratulate Mary Ellen on her achievement. This award honors her considerable impact on the health and wellbeing of the state system,” commented Brian Knight, President and CEO, NASCUS. “She has dedicated her career to ensuring a safe, sound, and robust dual charter system, and we are deeply grateful for her friendship and contributions throughout her career.”

Ms. O’Neill has served as the Connecticut FID Division Director since 2004, following the merger of the Bank Examination Division and Credit Union Divisions. The FID has regulatory oversight of State banks and credit unions, international banks, trust banks, and uninsured banks chartered by the Connecticut Department of Banking.

For more than a decade, Ms. O’Neill has served on the NASCUS Board of Directors, including Treasurer and Vice-Chair, and the 2016-2018 position of Chair of the Regulator Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. O’Neill represented NASCUS as a member of the Seniors Group of the Financial & Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), as well as serving on the Performance Standards Committee, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and the Accreditation Audit Working Group Committee.

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