Brian Knight Selected as NASCUS President and CEO

December 22, 2021

Brian Knight Selected as NASCUS President and CEO

Arlington, Virginia – The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) Regulator Board of Directors and Credit Union Advisory Council announced today that Brian Knight, has been selected as the next NASCUS President and CEO, effective January 1, 2022.

Knight currently serves as the NASCUS’ Executive Vice President and General Counsel and brings more than 20 years of experience serving on the NASCUS senior management team. He succeeds Lucy Ito who has led the organization since 2014 and who had previously announced her intention to retire at year-end.

Rose Conner, Chair of the NASCUS Regulator Board of Directors and Administrator of the North Carolina Credit Union Division noted, “Brian is uniquely qualified to lead NASCUS given the breadth and depth of his knowledge about the state and federal credit union systems and his keen sense of emerging issues in the consumer financial services marketplace.” Mike Williams, NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Council Chair and CEO of Colorado Credit Union, stated, “I am confident that Brian’s leadership and vision are the combination we need to continue the organization’s success into 2022 and beyond.” Additionally, both Conner and Williams further stated, “We would also like to thank Lucy for her leadership over the last seven years and we wish her the very best in her retirement.”

In 1998, Knight first joined NASCUS as Director of Regulatory Affairs. In 2007, he was named NASCUS’ first internal General Counsel. Since 2014, Knight has served as NASCUS Executive Vice President & General Counsel. He received a B.A. in history and political science from Hope College and a J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William & Mary.

“I am honored and humbled to accept this position and build on the achievements of Lucy and those leaders that have come before me. NASCUS is a unique and vitally important thread in the fabric of the credit union system and the broader financial services sector,” Knight said. “NASCUS helps ensure the credit union system is best positioned to meet the challenges of the moment and of the future by supporting state regulatory agencies and working with dedicated credit union professionals to facilitate the cooperation and consultation essential for dynamic and viable credit union system,” Knight continued. “I know firsthand the commitment of our staff and members to our mission. I want to thank the NASCUS Regulator Board of Directors and Credit Union Advisory Council for this opportunity.”


NASCUS is the professional association of the nation’s 45 state credit union regulatory agencies that charter and supervise 1,975 state credit unions. Our mission is to forge a vibrant dual charter system by promoting a relevant, growth-oriented, and healthy state charter option.

Our membership includes state regulatory agencies, state chartered and federally chartered credit unions, and other important stakeholders in the state system. State chartered credit unions hold over half of the $2.04 trillion assets in the credit union system and are proud to represent nearly half of the 130 million credit union members.

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