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B. Dan Berger
B. Dan Berger became NAFCU president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2013. He was promoted to executive vice president of government affairs in July 2009 after joining NAFCU in January 2006 as senior vice president of government affairs overseeing five divisions including legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, research/economics, regulatory compliance and political affairs/PAC. Berger is NAFCU’s chief advocate before Congress, the White House and the federal regulatory agencies.

Berger brings more than 25 years of government relations and political affairs experience to his post and has held key association and business management positions. In addition, he served as chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Throughout his lobbying career, Berger has been an effective advocate and political strategist for the groups he has represented, including the Farm Bureau, Association of Realtors and various insurance companies.

For 10 years, Berger has been listed as one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington D.C. by The Hill newspaper. He has been a commentator on Fox News, CNBC and CNN, and is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and numerous financial services publications.

Berger earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Florida State University. In addition, he was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in the communications department.

The National Association of Federal Credit Unions ( is a direct membership organization representing federally chartered credit unions.

Entries by B. Dan Berger

Cybercrime Thrives Amid Lack of National Data Security Standards for Retailers

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Six months ago, the nation first learned of what is one of the largest breaches of consumer data in American history when news broke of a massive data breach at Target stores during the holiday shopping season. In the time since, the absence of action to create national data security...

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No One is Secure While Data Security Is a One-Sided Proposition

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:46 AM

It has been nearly three months since the Target data breach, and see what progress we have made:

• Numerous congressional hearings were held on data security.
• A chorus of calls for shared responsibility arose regarding data security and national data security standards.
• Most...

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Are Retailers Doing Enough to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

(1) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 4:49 PM

Last week, Target Corporation confirmed that nearly 40 million credit card and debit card accounts were compromised between November 27 and December 15. One estimate of the cost of the data breach has been projected at $680 million. This news should be a wake-up call to consumers and...

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Five Years After the Financial Crisis: A View From Main Street

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 8:51 AM

Five years ago, the financial world as we knew it unraveled. Lehman Bros. announced it would declare bankruptcy. Several other financial institutions, including Washington Mutual, Wachovia and AIG, in the same month were restructured, merged or collapsed. Due to dubious lending practices, our robust housing market became history. The crisis...

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