The National Federation of Credit Unions (NAFCU) announced that president/CEO Fred Becker will retire in July, with Dan Berger, NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, to take over the trade on July 31, 2013.
“Over the past 13 years, Fred has completely transformed NAFCU into the aggressive high-powered advocacy group it is today, tirelessly advancing credit union issues with federal regulatory agencies, the White House and Congress,” said Mike Parsons, NAFCU chair and president and CEO of First Source FCU, New Hartford, N.Y. “As our national leader, his skillful hands-on governance drove the association’s many successes, as indicated by NAFCU’s increased membership and significantly enhanced financial footing. Under Fred’s guidance, NAFCU has clearly become an exceptional full-fledged trade association in every sense of the word."
Regarding Berger, “Dan’s leadership and vision make him the right choice to lead NAFCU in the future,” said Parsons. “He has solidified NAFCU’s strength and credibility on the Hill, with regulatory agencies and with credit unions, and has enhanced NAFCU’s lobbying, political affairs, grassroots outreach and its highly regarded compliance assistance program since joining NAFCU. Dan brings great energy and experience to the role, and in successfully managing and leading people. He has earned the respect of policymakers on both sides of the aisle as well as NAFCU members across the country."
Berger joined NAFCU as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs in January 2006 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in July 2009. He has over 20 years of government relations and political affairs experience, having served as Vice President of Government Relations for America's Community Bankers and Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Katherine Harris.