The CUPP | Episode 28: The Best of Berger: A Fond Farewell to Dan Berger

Released December 20, 2023 | Join NAFCU President & CEO Dan Berger, ahead of the transformation to America’s Credit Unions, as he looks back on his time at NAFCU, the moments that shaped his experience, and lessons learned during his tenure. 

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Key Takeaways

  • Gain valuable insights into important qualities of a strong credit union leader; 
  • Learn about the biggest risk areas facing credit unions in the years to come; and 
  • Reminisce with Dan Berger as he prepares to leave the helm of NAFCU. 

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.

B. Dan Berger

B. Dan Berger first joined NAFCU in 2006 and helped turn the association into the premiere advocate for the credit union industry. Since becoming president and CEO in 2013, Berger, who is also an author, economist, and one of Washington's top lobbyists, is credited with bringing national attention to key policy issues, while ensuring NAFCU's members meet policymakers at the highest levels of government. A well-known figure with political and financial press, Berger has been listed as one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington by The Hill newspaper every year since 2002. He is a recurring guest on Fox Business and has appeared on CNBC and CNN. He is also regularly quoted in national and financial news outlets such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Bloomberg. Berger is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his wife, Aimee, and daughter, Shelby.