Dan Berger is now president/CEO of NAFCU.
Berger’s appointment to the post became official on Aug. 1 as he succeeds the now-retired Fred Becker.
In a statement from the trade group, Berger said, “It is a privilege to lead NAFCU during such a dynamic time and I’m grateful to the NAFCU Board of Directors for the opportunity. … Going forward, NAFCU will continue to have a relentless focus on our members. They are job one.”
He also said he looked forward to building on what Becker had done in his 13 years on the job to help credit unions thrive, and added, “I’m fortunate that NAFCU has a phenomenal staff that is dedicated to providing the best in member service and is a trusted resource for compliance and advocacy.”
He listed as his priorities:
- Manage the association with financial prudence while maintaining its national-acclaimed effectiveness and efficiency;
- continue to aggressively serve as credit unions’ chief advocate with the NCUA, the CFPB, key members of Congress and the White House; and
- invest in state-of-the-art technology, and expanding education and training programs for credit unions.
Berger is a Florida State graduate with a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and more than 25 years of government relations and political affairs experience. He joined the trade group in 2006 and became executive vice president in 2009.