Jonathan (Jared) Ihrig is Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel for the Credit Union National Association, managing a staff of thirteen compliance attorneys, paralegals and staff who focus on providing compliance information to leagues and credit unions. He also provides assistance to CUNA's lobbyists and Advocacy team members in assessing the impact of federal legislation and regulation on credit union operations. Jared previously served CUNA as Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel, Associate General Counsel, as well as Senior Assistant General Counsel, and has been with CUNA since 2011.
Jared has worked within the credit union compliance, advocacy and legal system for over 25 years. Prior to joining CUNA, he served as regulatory & compliance counsel for Blalack & Williams, P.C., a law firm representing credit unions across the state of Texas, as Senior Compliance Officer for Security Service Federal Credit Union in Texas and as partner at a regional law firm in Dallas, focused on the mortgage banking industry. Ihrig, also a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP, and subsequently served as Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for American Airlines Federal Credit Union in Texas.
Ihrig earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University, and is admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court, Northern District of Texas, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ihrig is based in CUNA's Washington, D.C. office, and lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife Brenda, and two children, Megan and Alex.