Mary is senior vice president and deputy general counsel for the Credit Union National Association in Washington, DC. Mary currently leads CUNA's Regulatory Advocacy Department, which is comprised of three attorneys in addition to her. In this capacity, she presents credit union interests before the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies.
Mary is responsible for correspondence with government agencies, including all regulatory comment letters CUNA files. She ensures that credit union regulatory developments are communicated to CUNA members on a timely basis through such publications as CUNA's RegWatch, a biweekly electronic newsletter. She is a frequent speaker at CUNA and league meetings. Mary is chief staff liaison to CUNA's Examination and Supervision Subcommittee and to the CUNA Federal Credit Union Subcommittee; she is also a liaison to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Committee.
Kathleen is senior vice president and associate general counsel for the Credit Union National Association. For almost 30 years, she has represented credit unions before the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Reserve Board, the Treasury Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies. She is currently focusing her efforts on increasing CUNA's compliance information to leagues and credit unions, and on providing assistance in the drafting of legislation and the preparation of testimony for Congress. Kathleen appears regularly before credit union groups to discuss current congressional and regulatory events and to present compliance seminars.
Valerie is director of compliance information for CUNA Regulatory Affairs in the Washington, DC office. Valerie works closely with CUNA's Publications and Web Services Departments to deliver useful and accurate compliance information in a user-friendly format to CUNA's members. She is the editor of both Credit Union Magazine's Compliance Matters and CUNA's e-Guide to Federal Laws and Regulations.Ryan Donovan
Ryan joined the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as vice president of Legislative Affairs in September 2007. Combining his experiences as a Congressional staff member and credit union league employee, Ryan is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the activities of CUNA's lobbying team which represents the interests of the credit union movement before both houses of Congress.
Prior to joining CUNA, Ryan worked for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues as director of Federal Government Affairs. He also served as a member of the Congressional staffs of Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) and former House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO).
During his tenure in Representative Sherman's office, Ryan quickly rose through the ranks from legislative assistant to become chief of staff and legislative director. Ryan staffed Representative Sherman on the House Financial Services Committee and worked on legislation that moved through the committee including Check 21, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction (FACT) Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act. As the Congressman's chief of staff, he also had responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Washington Congressional office.
Michael is assistant general counsel and senior compliance counsel at CUNA in Madison, Wisconsin. He works with CUNA Center for Professional Development to ensure its products and services are in compliance with and accurately portray federal regulations affecting credit unions. He also answers compliance questions from state credit union leagues and credit unions. Michael is a regular contributor of compliance related articles to Credit Union Magazine.
Prior to joining CUNA's legal department, Michael served for approximately 10 years as vice president and corporate counsel to a $300 million credit union in northeast Ohio and for nearly two years as vice president and corporate counsel to a $500 million credit union in central Pennsylvania.
Colleen is the federal compliance counsel in the Credit Union National Association Regulatory Affairs Department. She analyzes regulations to determine their impact on the operations of credit unions and provides compliance information to credit unions through CUNA's CompBlog, NewsNow, eGuide to Federal Laws and Regulations, Credit Union Magazine and other resources. She works closely with CUNA's Center for Professional Development to provide educational products and programs to support credit unions' compliance efforts, and provides support to CUNA's lobbyists on consumer legislation.
Colleen has worked for CUNA for more than 17 years in both Regulatory Affairs and State Government Affairs. Prior to joining CUNA, she worked for the Colorado Credit Union League doing governmental affairs and regulatory compliance.