ALEXANDRIA, Va. (5/31/13, UPDATED 3:47 P.M. ET)--National Credit Union Administration Inspector General William DeSarno will retire today after nearly 45 years of public service, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz announced this afternoon.
James Hagen, the agency's current deputy Inspector General for Audit, will assume the Inspector General's position effective June 1.
DeSarno joined NCUA in 1997 and became the agency's Inspector General in 2005. He also has served as assistant inspector general for audits and deputy inspector general. DeSarno was the first to establish an Office of the Inspector General strategic plan, and also is known for having been involved in all aspects of his office, including planning, budget, staffing and structure.
Prior to joining NCUA, DeSarno served seven years with the U.S. Treasury Department's Inspector General's office and 18 years with the General Accounting Office, accumulating more than 14 years of management experience and more 20 years of experience supervising auditors. His government career began in the U.S. Army, including service in Vietnam.
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