Abby Gunderson-Schwarz

Abby Gunderson-Schwarz is CUNA’s Senior Director of Advocacy where she leads lobbying efforts to Republicans. Prior to joining CUNA, Gunderson-Schwarz worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations. Gunderson-Schwarz worked on Capitol Hill for 11 years, previously supporting Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) as Chief of Staff and on the legislative staffs of Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Scott Rigell (R-VA), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO). Gunderson-Schwarz holds a bachelor’s from Wheaton College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.  

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