The CUPP | Episode 20: The Future of the Credit Union Movement with Jim Nussle

Special Edition Released August 10, 2023 | Join Jim Nussle, President & CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for this special edition episode diving into the proposed CUNA-NAFCU merger and Nussle’s vision for America’s Credit Unions under his leadership. Also hear Nussle’s perspective on key policy topics including legislative and regulatory threats to non-interest income, issues related to liquidity and interest rate risk, as well as how credit unions should be thinking about climate-change risk. 

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Key Takeaways

  • Learn more about the proposed CUNA-NAFCU merger and the benefits of the associations merging. 
  • Hear about Nussle’s vision for the new merged association—America’s Credit Unions – under his leadership as President and CEO. 
  • Dive into policy issues including interchange fees, “junk fees”, liquidity and interest rate risk, and climate-related risk. 

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Jim Nussle
Jim Nussle

Jim Nussle has served as President and CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) since 2014, where he leads the organization’s advocacy efforts on behalf of credit unions and their 137 million members. Nussle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2007 as a Representative from the State of Iowa. From 2001-2006, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee. In 2007, President George W. Bush nominated him as the 36th director of Office of Management and Budget. Nussle and his wife, Karen, live in Wisconsin and have two adult children.