NCUA Chairman Hood Appoints Davis as Cybersecurity Advisor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Rodney E. Hood has appointed Johnny E. Davis, Jr. as Special Advisor to the Chairman for Cybersecurity.

“Cybersecurity is one of my top priorities as Chairman of the NCUA,” Hood said. “I have great confidence in Johnny’s experience and judgment in this critical area. I will be relying on Johnny to not only provide strategic counsel on cybersecurity policy but also to engage with other federal financial institutions regulators and external stakeholders.”

Davis currently serves as the NCUA’s Division Director for Critical Infrastructure, a role he will continue to fill along with this new responsibility.

Davis has more than 25 years’ experience in information security and infrastructure operations in the military, federal government, and private sector. Prior to joining the NCUA in 2015 as Chief Information Security Officer, Davis served as the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also has served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the departments of Interior, Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Davis holds a master’s degree in management and information systems from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline from Park University, also in St. Louis. He also holds numerous professional certifications, including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and Certified Business Continuity Professional.

Davis assumes his duty as Special Advisor on June 20.