B. Dan Berger became NAFCU president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2013. He was promoted to executive vice president of government affairs in July 2009 after joining NAFCU in January 2006 as senior vice president of government affairs overseeing five divisions including legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, research/economics, regulatory compliance and political affairs/PAC. Berger is NAFCU's chief advocate before Congress, the White House and the federal regulatory agencies. He also authors the Berger Leadership Blog and co-authored "Managing and Leading Well," a book for credit union leaders, with NAFCU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Demangone.
Berger brings more than 25 years of government relations and political affairs experience to his post and has held key association and business management positions. In addition, he served as chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Throughout his lobbying career, Berger has been an effective advocate and political strategist for the groups he has represented, including the Farm Bureau, Association of Realtors and various insurance companies.
For 11 years, Berger has been listed as one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington D.C. by The Hill newspaper. He has been a commentator on Fox News, CNBC and CNN, and is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and numerous financial services publications.
Berger earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Florida State University. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in the communications department.
He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his wife, Aimee, and daughter, Shelby.