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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2023
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced the appointment of Alex Catanese as its newest Director of Advocacy. Catanese will help manage the association’s relationships with Democrats on a variety of key advocacy issues in his role at CUNA.
He previously served as CUNA’s Associate Director for Political Outreach, strengthening the CUNA-League system’s political engagement efforts with members of the Democratic Caucus. As a member of the award-winning team that manages the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), Catanese played an integral role in helping CULAC achieve a 96% success rate in the 2022 mid-term elections when 382 credit union supported candidates won their elections to the U.S. House and Senate.
“We’re very excited to have Alex join the federal advocacy team as CUNA, Leagues, and credit unions look to make a lasting impact in the 118th Congress,” said Jason Stverak, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer for federal government affairs. “Since joining CUNA in August 2021, Alex has proven himself to be an effective political strategist and is ready to hit the ground running as we look to advance credit union priorities on Capitol Hill.”
Prior to joining CUNA, Catanese managed the political programs of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and advocated on behalf of a variety of non-profit and higher education clients at The Normandy Group, a bipartisan government affairs firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a proud native of Mentor, Ohio.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 130 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.