Sharon Grieger, Vantage West’s Chief Risk Officer, has been selected to sit on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Credit Union Advisory Council. Grieger will serve a two-year term, where she will advise the CFPB on consumer finance issues related to credit unions.
Sharon says she’s, “excited for the opportunity to offer the credit union’s perspective on the impact of policies and rules set forth by the CFPB.” She also shared that she’s “passionate about Vantage West’s commitment to serving the underserved and their strong focus and support for diversity, equity and inclusion.” Prioritizing products and services tailored for low to medium income earners and protecting the financially vulnerable are especially important to her and will be top of mind as she shares her perspectives with the CFPB.
As Chief Risk Officer at Vantage West, Sharon leads an independent corporate risk function, and is responsible for the effective governance of all financial and non-financial risks. She also oversees Deposit Operations and Deposit Product Development. Both areas have significant regulatory scrutiny and are critical to a financial institution’s lending capacity and overall financial stability.
Prior to joining Vantage West in 2018, Sharon held leadership roles at Walmart, Boeing, and PepsiCo where she led diverse teams focused on audit, risk management, cybersecurity, and compliance.
In addition to her robust industry experience, Sharon holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, from the University of Arizona, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Southern University, and Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Auditing from DePaul University.
Additional information available in the CFPB issues press release: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-announces-advisory-committee-appointments/