Anthony La Creta
Anthony had a long career with the National Credit Union Administration; retiring from the NCUA in 2009. Prior to joining the agency in 1978, Anthony started his career with cooperatives as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana where he worked extensively with the various cooperative societies there.
Throughout his long career with the NCUA, Anthony held positions as an: Examiner, Review Analyst, Director of Liquidation, Director of Insurance & Supervision, Associate Regional Director of Operations & Programs, Chief Information Officer, Director of the former Office of Credit Union Development, Regional Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Examination and Insurance (E&I).
Of special note was his service as Director of the (then) Officer of Credit Union Development—a predecessor to the current Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI). As Director he pursued efforts to share partnership opportunities between various sized credit union as well as outside federal and state governmental organization and private foundations. He also established training programs designed to enhance credit union operations—with a focus on smaller and low-income designed credit unions.
During his time with the NCUA, Anthony also participated in international credit union development assignments in Poland and Zambia.
Following retirement from the agency, he participated in an international credit union development assignment in Moldova; and assisted the NCUA in the wind down of WesCorp and U.S. Central corporate credit unions. He then entered the non-profit world, serving as CFO of the National Cooperative Business Association, a co-operative trade and international development association.
Anthony has continued his involvement with non-profits as the board treasurer for the Friends of Hog Island, established as a non-profit in 2010 to assist in the preservation of Audubon’s long-time educational camp on Hog Island in Maine.
He and his wife Mary spend their free time enjoying their children’s families, volunteering and traveling.