WASHINGTON (10/27/14)--Bill Hampel, who has served as the leading economic expert for the Credit Union National Association for nearly 30 years, has been promoted to chief policy officer.
In this newly created role, he will advise CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Chief of Staff Rich Meade on key strategic initiatives of the nation's largest trade group for credit unions.
Hampel will continue in his role as chief economist.
"Every day I am impressed with the depth of knowledge and perspective Bill brings to the many opportunities and challenges we face," Nussle said. "His wise counsel has been a great value to me in my first weeks here at CUNA, and I look forward our work together in the years ahead. I am grateful that Bill has accepted this new challenge as chief policy officer, in addition to maintaining his valued role as chief economist."
Hampel served as CUNA's interim president/CEO from June to September before Nussle was selected to be president/CEO by the CUNA board.
He is one of the longest-tenured executives at CUNA, having joined the association as an economist in 1978. Hampel was promoted to chief economist in 1985 and to senior vice president of research and policy analysis in 1992. He oversees CUNA's economics and statistics department.
In 1997, he transferred to the Washington office from CUNA's Madison, Wis., location and has since been a senior member of CUNA's advocacy team.