Fred Becker
During NAFCU President/CEO Fred Becker’s 11-year tenure he has seen the best of times and the worst of times for credit unions. Credit Union Times Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke sat down with him in NAFCU’s Arlington, Va., headquarters on the occasion of his anniversary to discuss key topics from the federal regulators to private insurance.

Sarah Snell Cooke: Over those 11 years, how has your job changed, and how have credit unions changed?

Fred Becker: I think the job’s changed dramatically. It seems like everybody’s running like a little mouse in a cage, trying to keep up. Obviously, the economy’s been through tremendous changes over the past three years–we’re still not out of it. Credit unions are still coming out of the crisis that we went through, and it will be another year or two before we’ve fully come out of it, and the economy still begins to just recover marginally.

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