MADISON, Wis. (4/9/13)--Kim Santos has been appointed director of the Office of Credit Unions at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, succeeding Ginger Larson, who retires in June.
Santos, a 20-year-employee at the Office of Credit Unions, most recently served as deputy director.
Larson announced last week she would retire in June after 17 years with the office, including nine as director. She has served as director since January 2011 and also held the position of director from 1996 to 2003.
"Ginger Larson was well-respected throughout the credit union movement in Wisconsin and will be missed," said Brett Thompson, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Credit Union League.
"Kim Santos has worked closely with Wisconsin credit unions for many years and will no doubt continue building strong relationships with credit unions to ensure continued safety and soundness of the 186 member-owned credit unions in our state," Thompson added.
Larson has been active in the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, serving as a board member and trustee of the National Institute for State Credit Union Examination, chairman of the Accreditation Auditing Working Group Committee and member of the NASCUS Audit Committee.
"Kim will make an outstanding director of the Office of Credit Unions," said DFI Secretary Peter Bildsten, adding that DFI appreciated Larson's accomplishments and "wish her nothing but the best in retirement."