NAFCU government and legislative affairs executives Dan Berger and Brad Thaler, along with CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney and former CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica, were included Wednesday on an annual list of Washington’s top lobbyists published by The Hill.
“Berger and Thaler will work to keep the industry’s tax exemption from being thrown on the fire in tax reform, and are marshaling support for legislation that would let credit unions expand,” The Hill said of the NAFCU duo in its 2012 Top Lobbyists article.
In lauding CUNA’s president/CEO, The Hill said, “Cheney, who has amassed a quarter-century experience with credit unions, is among the advocates keeping tabs on Dodd-Frank every step of the way.”
Mica, who formed the DMA Group after leaving CUNA, “is signing up new clients at his lobby firm,” The Hill said.
The credit union lobbyists join American Bankers Association President/CEO and former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and Independent Community Bankers of America President/CEO Camden Fine on the list.
The Hill’s list also includes many former legislators and cabinet members who now work as lobbyists.