NAFCU Executive Vice President Dan Berger and CUNA Vice President Ryan Donovan and were named among the top lobbyists by CEO Update, a magazine that covers the association management.
Berger was cited for his ability to play defense for credit unions during the debate of the financial overhaul bill. They also cited his strategic skills.
“It’s like three-dimensional chess–policy, people, politics–there are so many moving parts, and it really has to be mapped out carefully,” he told the publication.
Donovan was cited in an article on the fight between retailers and financial service providers on the Durbin Amendment to the financial overhaul bill to regulate debit interchange fees. He said that while retailers had an initial advantage because they could focus on one part of the bill while credit unions and banks had multiple areas of concern, by working together banks and credit unions had gained momentum for their efforts to delay implementation of the amendment.