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National Cooperative Bank Hires R.L. Condra as Vice President, Advocacy and Government Programs

Arlington, VA (October 30, 2013) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution dedicated to providing banking solutions to cooperatives nationwide, is pleased to announce that R.L. Condra has joined as the new Vice President, Advocacy and Government Programs. Mr. Condra brings over a decade of experience in this arena- working for national associations and the US government on the creation of programs, legislation and policy that has shaped economic development in different sectors. He will bring this strong skill set and experience to the Bank, as it continues to pursue new opportunities and enterprises for cooperatives.

“As a Bank chartered by Congress and created to serve the financial needs of our country’s cooperatives, we are regularly working with government-led initiatives to grow these businesses in every sector,” said Charles E. Snyder, president and CEO of NCB. “We are extremely pleased to have a professional like R.L. join our team and work on expanding programs and relationships with government entities, that will have an even greater positive impact on the communities and organizations we serve.”

In this new role, Mr. Condra will be an advocate for the Bank’s members, working closely with key government agencies and representatives on different enterprises that support the cooperative sector. He will also use his extensive network of relationships in Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies to advance programs and fund opportunities for new and existing cooperatives around the country.

Prior to joining NCB, Mr. Condra worked with the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) in Washington, D.C. as its Vice President of Advocacy and Director of Public Policy. At NCBA, he oversaw policy initiatives and advocacy efforts for the organization, which represents 29,000 cooperatives nationwide.  Prior to joining NCBA, R.L. was a professional staff member for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry- overseeing U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development programs for Chairman U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln.

About NCB:
NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services for the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanking.