Following a long and successful career as Chief Economist and Chief Policy Officer of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Washington DC, Bill Hampel is now an economic consultant specializing in explaining trends in the economy and financial institutions to business leaders. Bill is an expert on the economy and credit union issues and has been regularly interviewed by the media for stories appearing on major national television, radio, and print outlets. He has also testified before Congress about a number of key credit union issues. Bill has served on several financial institution boards, currently serving on the board of Premier America Credit Union. Hampel holds a doctorate in economics from Iowa State University.