Jim NussleJim Nussle, former IowaRepublican congressman and director of the White House Office ofManagement and Budget for President George W. Bush, has been namedthe new president/CEO of CUNA, the trade group announced onTuesday.

CUNA said Nussle, an eight-term congressman who served aschairman of the House Budget Committee, starts his new role in thenext few weeks. Nussle won the Iowa Republican primary for governorbut lost the general election in 2006. He was appointed as OMBdirector in 2007 and served until 2009 when President Bush leftoffice. He later founded a public affairs media and strategicconsulting firm called The Nussle Group.

“I have witnessed first-hand the enthusiastic advocacy of thenation's nearly 7,000 credit unions and I look forward to workingwith them to ensure the credit union message and policy prioritiesare clearly understood in Washington and nationwide,” Nussle said.“At a time when trustworthiness is at a premium, the individualswho make up the more than 100 million memberships at creditunions.”

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