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Carrie Hunt is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and manages the association's legislative, political, regulatory, compliance and research divisions. As Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Hunt gives a voice to NAFCU's members by supporting NAFCU's consistently influential presence on Capitol Hill. She acts as staff liaison to the federal regulatory agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Credit Union Administration. Despite an influx in regulatory changes, she has continued to incite change and commendably advocate on behalf of NAFCU's members. Hunt also assists in handling the development and implementation of NAFCU's regulatory policies, and pushes for pivotal congressional action. Her advocacy efforts have impacted numerous regulatory amendments and helped illuminate the credit union difference.
Additionally, Hunt assists NAFCU's Research department in conducting analysis, and interpreting a variety of policy issues directly impacting credit unions. She also analyzes and manages litigation for NAFCU, ensuring that NAFCU continues to successfully aid their members.
Hunt joined NAFCU as Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and was later promoted to the division's director, vice president, and senior vice president before being named to her current position. In 2012, Hunt was named one of the Credit Union Times Women to Watch, for her direct, cooperative leadership style as well as her consistent contributions to the credit union community. She also serves as a board member for the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and has been active in CFA policy subcommittees during her nearly 12 years at NAFCU.
Before joining NAFCU, Hunt worked as the legal counsel to Massachusetts State Senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr., Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Banks and Banking, where she delved deeply into credit union and financial services issues. Most recently, Hunt worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Hunt is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and William and Mary School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia and Massachusetts Bars.