TIME-recognized leader now leading CUNA

December 8, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (12/9/14)--In a "Where Are They Now" type of article, the most recent issue of TIME magazine revisits a list it compiled in 1994 of the bright and promising young leaders of the time: among them the Credit Union National Association's Jim Nussle.

Nussle has been serving as the president/CEO of CUNA since September.

In 1994, the magazine's editors selected "50 For the Future:" 50 people under the age of 40, from the worlds of politics, science, activism, business, media and the arts, who seemed poised to take charge of America's next steps. They had, David Van Biema wrote, "the requisite ambition, vision and community spirit to help guide us in the new millennium."

Nussle, then 34, was a U.S. representative from Iowa. At the time, Nussle was serving as the chairman of the transition to a new majority for Speaker-elect Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

Click to view larger imageTIME magazine featured future CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle in its 1994 "50 For the Future" issue.
The TIME article looked at where their leadership picks are now. Here's how the publication described Nussle:

"Now the president of the Credit Union National Association, Nussle served in the House from 1991-2007, where he was chairman of the House Budget Committee. In 2007, President George W. Bush selected him to run the White House Office of Management and Budget."

Others on the list included:

  • Bill Gates;
  • Wynton Marsalis;
  • John F. Kennedy Jr.;
  • Condoleezza Rice;
  • Lawrence Summers; and
  • Oprah Winfrey.