NASCUS selects Sarah Vega as The 2018 Pierre Jay Award Winner

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the state credit union system and have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding service and leadership.

The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors has named Sarah Vega, chief of staff and senior policy advisor to NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters the 2018 Pierre Jay Award Winner. Vega is a longtime veteran of the agency. In addition to serving as staff chief for NCUA’s McWatters, Vega has previously served in the same capacity for NCUA Board Member Michael E. Fryzel. Prior to that, Vega was director of the Illinois Department of Financial Institutions; during her tenure in Illinois, she contributed to the modernizing of the Illinois Credit Union Act to establish a balance between permitting credit unions to compete in a changing environment and maintaining the safety and soundness of the industry. She is a former NASCUS chairman. 

Vega will be presented with the award on July 18, 2018, at the State System Summit, which runs July 16-19 at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club resort in Orlando. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the state credit union system and have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding service and leadership to both NASCUS and the dual chartering system. Those eligible for the annual award are persons, programs or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the state credit union system.