The Hill recognizes CUNA’s Nussle, Donovan as Top Lobbyists

WASHINGTON, DC (December 1, 2021) — The Hill, a top U.S. political news source, named Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle and Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan among the “Top Lobbyists” for 2021. The honor recognizes people who wielded their connections and knowledge most effectively for their clients and organizations.

“It’s been a busy year for the CUNA/League system, and together, we’ve seen great success,” said Jim Nussle. “This recognition speaks to the collective strength of the credit union movement. We are honored to represent America’s credit unions here in Washington.”

This is the latest critical acclaim for CUNA’s advocacy. Earlier this year, The National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (NILE) recognized Donovan as one of the top lobbyists of 2021.

“Accolades like this remind us that credit union advocacy efforts reverberate through our nation’s capital,” said Donovan. “This year has been one for the books and we attribute this honor to the strength of our fierce, bold, 360-degree advocacy.”

Nussle has made The Hill’s list since he joined the association in 2014, and Donovan has received the distinction for the last four years.

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit


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