CUNA Names Hampel Chief Policy Officer
CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel was named CUNA's chief policy officer, a newly-created position, the trade group said Oct. 27.
Hampel will provide policy advice to new CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle as well as Chief of Staff Rich Meade, on “key strategic initiatives of the nation's largest trade group for credit unions,” CUNA said.
One of the longest serving executives at the trade association, Hampel will remain chief economist in addition to the new chief policy officer role, which was effective immediately at the time of Oct. 27 announcement.
In June, Hampel was named interim president/CEO of CUNA after the departure of former president/CEO Bill Cheney. He served until September of this year when Nussle was named CEO.
“Every day I am impressed with the depth of knowledge and perspective Bill brings to the many opportunities and challenges we face,” Nussle said. “His wise counsel has been a great value to me in my first weeks here at CUNA and I look forward our work together in the years ahead.”
Nussle added, “I am grateful that Bill has accepted this new challenge as chief policy officer, in addition to maintaining his valued role as chief economist.”
Hampel joined CUNA as an economist in 1978 and was promoted to chief economist in 1985.
He transferred to CUNA's Washington office from Madison, Wis., in 1997 and was named SVP of research and policy analysis in 1992.