NAFCU advances economic team
WASHINGTON, DC (August 19, 2014) — The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) announced it has promoted Curt Long from senior economist to chief economist and director of research and Doug Christman from research assistant to staff economist.
“Curt has demonstrated keen economic insight and an innovative approach that has benefited NAFCU and its members greatly,” said Carrie Hunt, NAFCU’s senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel. “I expect that under his leadership, the Research Division will bolster NAFCU’s support for our members. Likewise, Doug will also continue to conduct the meticulous economic and financial policy research that is critical to the credit union industry so our members have the data they need to make informed economic decisions.”
NAFCU’s research division produces a number of publications – including CU Industry Trends, Economic & CU Monitor, Macro Data Flash reports, CU Performance Benchmark reports and the association’s annual report on credit unions.
Long joined NAFCU in January 2010 as the association’s research assistant. In February 2012, he was promoted to staff economist and in August 2013 he was promoted again to senior economist.
Prior to joining NAFCU, Long practiced his financial skills for a real estate development company in Irving, Texas. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Christian University.
Christman joined NAFCU in October of 2012. Prior, he worked as a research analyst for Veris Consulting and as an economic research assistant for the SAG Corporation. Christman has a master’s degree in economics and bachelor’s degree in sociology from George Mason University.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions is the only national trade association that exclusively represents the interests of federally chartered credit unions before the federal government and the public.