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Carrie Hunt Selected to Lead Virginia Credit Union League

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Virginia Credit Union League
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Carrie Hunt Named President of Virginia Credit Union League
Carrie Hunt has been selected to lead the Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association for the 113 Virginia-based credit unions.

Carrie Hunt has been selected to lead the Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association for the 113 Virginia-based credit unions, the League Board announced May 20. She will succeed Rick Pillow, who retires June 30.

Hunt is currently Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel for the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), and manages the association's legislative, political, regulatory, compliance and research divisions. She is among the most-respected lobbyists on Capitol Hill, having been named to The Hill newspaper’s top Washington lobbyist lists in 2019 and 2020.

“The League Board entered the selection process focused on the interests, welfare and success of our member credit unions,” noted Patsy Stuard, Chairman of the Virginia Credit Union League Board of Directors and President/CEO of Fort Lee Federal Credit Union. “The search framework and process brought us a number of highly qualified candidates, but Carrie truly shined because she possesses an outstanding record of leadership, she is a respected and trusted advocate for credit unions, and she has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing credit unions. She is the right leader for the industry today and for the future we’re working toward.”

In her role at NAFCU, Hunt also acts as staff liaison to the federal regulatory agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Credit Union Administration. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and William and Mary School of Law, the bulk of her career has been spent in roles related to consumer finance and financial services law, credit union’s regulatory landscape, and lobbying lawmakers.

Before joining NAFCU, Hunt worked as the legal counsel to Massachusetts state Sen. Andrea Nuciforo, Jr., Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Banks and Banking. Most recently, Hunt worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

“I am thrilled and excited to have been given the opportunity by the board of the Virginia Credit Union League to lead such a fantastic organization,” said Hunt. “I look forward to representing Virginia’s credit unions and ensuring they have the right environment to thrive. Credit unions truly provide the best in financial services and I will engage with all stakeholders and policymakers to ensure their success now and into the future.”

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