Bob Foster has been named the newest director of public and congressional affairs at the National Credit Union Agency, the regulator announced today.

Foster, who previously served as NCUA’s deputy director of public and congressional affairs from 2008 until 2011, will assume his duties on Friday, succeeding Todd Harper.

Prior to this hiring, Foster served as legislative director for Sen. Roger F. Wicker (R-Miss.). He also served as deputy assistant secretary, office of legislative affairs, at the U.S. Treasury Department; as staff director of the House Committee on Financial Services; and as legislative director and senior policy advisor to the late Congressman Michael G. Oxley (R-Ohio).

Bob Foster
Bob Foster
Director of public and congressional affairs at the National Credit Union Administration

“Bob’s extensive experience in financial legislation and regulation, combined with his previous service here at NCUA, make him particularly well-suited for this role,” Acting NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters said in a statement. “The Office of Public and Congressional Affairs is at the hub of the agency’s communications efforts, and I look forward to Bob’s counsel on how NCUA can be even more effective in this area.”

Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Va.

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