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Executive Vice President, American Financial Services Association
Bill Himpler is the American Financial Services Association’s (AFSA) Executive Vice President. Bill and his government relations team have enhanced AFSA’s presence in the political debate affecting a number of issues that impact member companies’ ability to offer affordable credit options to American consumers. He has been called on to sit in the hot seat at the witness table in congressional hearings and has recently earned his stripes serving as an industry spokesman in the debate over credit card bill signed into law in May.
Bill came to AFSA from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he headed the congressional relations office. Prior to joining HUD, Himpler was director of legislative affairs for BGR Holding, LLC, where he worked as a lobbyist for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. While on Capitol Hill, served as tax counsel and legislative director for Rep. Jerry Weller of Illinois, as well as a senior legislative assistant with Rep. Charles Canady from Florida.
Himpler holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Steubenville, a master’s degree from Dominican House of Studies and a law degree from The Catholic University of America.