Senate Confirms Tanya Otsuka for NCUA Board
On Dec. 20, the Senate voted to confirm Tanya Otsuka to serve on the NCUA board. Otsuka currently serves as senior counsel for the Senate Banking Committee and was nominated by President Joe Biden in September. She makes history as the first Asian American to serve on the NCUA Board.
Once sworn in, Otsuka will replace current board member Rodney Hood, whose term has expired. Otsuka's term will expire on Aug. 2, 2029.
Otsuka has over a decade of experience in financial regulation and supervision. She is currently Senior Counsel for the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee under Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH), where she has handled the Committee’s work on banking and credit union issues since March 2020. In 2019, she also served on the Committee staff through the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University’s Capitol Hill Fellowship Program, on detail from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Prior to her time with the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Otsuka was a staff attorney and Counsel at FDIC where she worked on a broad range of banking issues. She began her career at the FDIC as a law clerk in 2010 and an Honors Attorney in 2011.Otsuka earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia. She is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Bar. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.