Gaye DeCesare

VP of Compliance


With 35 years of experience in the credit union industry, Gaye has knowledge of and practical experience in almost every area of credit union operations. Specializing primarily in compliance for more than 25 years, she served on the NAFCU Compliance Standards and Practices Commission that developed the NCCO certification program and is a founding member of both the Capital Area Compliance Roundtable and regional BSA Compliance Roundtable. Needless to say, Gaye is an incredible resource for credit unions.

Gaye was among the first in the nation to earn the designations of NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) when the programs were introduced in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In addition to holding NCCO and CUCE designations, she is also a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS). Gaye is a current member of Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN), which connects and empowers credit union women from around the world.

Gaye has been a featured speaker at national trade association conferences, as well as numerous state league events. She has a degree from Gettysburg College.

 She is an avid, if eclectic, sports fan, and roots for the Steelers, Yankees, Penn State football, MD and UVA basketball.

Contact Gaye at gdecesare@cusn.com

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