CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle will address attendees during the general session of the 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention. He will provide an update during Friday’s general session.
Since joining CUNA in September 2014, Nussle has worked to position credit unions as America’s best financial partner. Under Nussle’s leadership, CUNA, the credit union state leagues and the credit union movement have secured a number of victories including the long-term highway funding bill of 2015 being signed into law by President Obama, which contained key regulatory relief provisions for credit unions.
Nussle is regularly featured in the media and speaks around the country at various stakeholder conferences and meetings. Nussle has appeared and has had various opinion pieces published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN Money, Roll Call and The Hill advocating for credit union relief from regulatory burden, maintaining the tax status, data breaches, and the strength and purpose of credit unions in America. Nussle has also appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Marketplace Radio. He has been named one of The Hill’s “Top Lobbyists” every year since joining CUNA.
A native Iowan, Nussle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2007. During his tenure representing the people of Iowa, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, a key panel that oversees the federal budget process, including review of all bills and resolutions on the budget. He was also a member of the House leadership and served on Banking and Ways and Means Committees.
Nussle was appointed in 2007 by President George W. Bush as the 36th director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. As OMB director, Nussle was a member of President Bush’s Cabinet.
Prior to CUNA, Nussle served on the founding board of Growth Energy as president and CEO, a trade association of renewable energy companies and industry partners.