Bill Hampel named Chief Policy Officer for Credit Union National Association

Long-time credit union advocate to remain chief economist

(October 27, 2014) — Bill Hampel has been promoted to chief policy officer for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). In this newly created role, he will advise CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle, and Chief of Staff Rich Meade, on key strategic initiatives of the nation’s largest trade group for credit unions.

Effective immediately, Hampel will serve as chief economist and chief policy officer.

“Every day I am impressed with the depth of knowledge and perspective Bill brings to the many opportunities and challenges we face,” said CUNA Leader Nussle. “His wise counsel has been a great value to me in my first weeks here at CUNA and I look forward our work together in the years ahead. I am grateful that Bill has accepted this new challenge as chief policy officer, in addition to maintaining his valued role as chief economist.”

Hampel served as interim president and CEO of the association from June to September 2014 before Nussle was selected permanent CEO by the CUNA board of directors. Hampel is one of the longest tenured executives of CUNA, having joined the association as economist in 1978. He was promoted to chief economist in 1985, and to senior vice president of research and policy analysis in 1992. Hampel transferred to Washington from CUNA’s Madison office in 1997, and has since been a senior member of CUNA’s advocacy team.

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