Galicia Named Harper’s Chief of Staff


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New National Credit Union Administration Chairman Todd Harper on Monday announced the appointment of Catherine Galicia as his chief of staff.

“Catherine’s breadth and depth of knowledge of financial services and consumer financial protection policy has served as a guiding light for me throughout my time on the NCUA Board,” Harper said.

Before being named chief of staff, Galicia served as Harper’s senior policy counsel.

Galicia spent 15 years working on Capitol Hill—including serving as counsel on the Senate Banking Committee, as well as legislative director for Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.).

Before joining the NCUA, Galicia was the head of the CFPB’s Office of Legislative Affairs; she also led the Washington office of Banco Popular, serving as vice president of government affairs.

Galicia holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.


  • David Baumann

    David Baumann established and edited the Washington Credit Union Daily website before it was put on hiatus while he served as the editor of the regulatory and legislative blog at CUCollaborate. Before starting Washington Credit Union Daily, David was the Washington correspondent for the Credit Union Times. A veteran Washington reporter, he has spent his career writing and editing for many of the capital’s leading publications, including CongressDaily, National Journal magazine and Congressional Quarterly Weekly. He was part of a team that won a 2005 National Headliner Award for a special issue of National Journal on “The State of Congress.” He holds a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

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