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By Sam Brownell - April 01, 2018

CUCollaborate, a Washington, D.C.-based, independent, membership association for credit unions and their business partners, is growing! Retired NCUA General Counsel Bob Fenner, president/CEO of RMF Consulting, is partnering with CUCollaborate as a consultant.

“Bob’s legal, regulatory and credit union expertise is a great pairing for CUCollaborate’s efforts to help credit unions grow and thrive,” CUCollaborate Founder Sam Brownell said. “I’m excited to see what more we can do with our JoinCU service and others using his wealth of knowledge and depth of understanding of credit unions’ needs.”

Fenner started his career in credit unions in 1971 as an attorney for the NCUA. He was named NCUA general counsel in 1985 and served in that capacity until his retirement in August 2011.  As general counsel, Fenner was the chief legal adviser to the NCUA board, responsible for the federal regulator’s rule making, litigation and enforcement programs. His expertise includes strategic planning, the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers, regulatory compliance, FOM expansion, low-income designation, and applications for state and federal regulators.

“I’m pleased to continue helping credit unions’ expand their service to American consumers,” Fenner said of the partnership.

Fenner will be advising CUCollaborate on issues relating to field of membership expansions and more as it enhances existing products and develops new ones. CUCollaborate is ramping up to present its JoinCU product, which helps members identify credit unions they can join, at FinovateSpring 2018, May 8-11, an event that educates on the latest in fintech and helps connect fintech companies with investors.

Among other awards, Bob is the recipient of the NCUA Board's Gold Medal for Meritorious Service and the Federal Bar Association Banking Law Committee's Richard Peterson Award for career contributions to financial institutions law and policy.


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