Kathleen Thompson is senior vice president of compliance and legislative affairs for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). As such, she focuses on increasing compliance information to leagues and credit unions, and on providing assistance to CUNA’s lobbyists in assessing the impact of legislation in Congress on credit union operations.
Thompson has represented credit unions before the National Credit Union Administration, the
Federal Reserve Board, the Treasury Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal
agencies for more than 30 years. She also appears regularly before credit union groups to discuss
current congressional and regulatory events and to present compliance seminars.
Prior to joining CUNA in 1980, Thompson was government relations counsel for the American Bankers
Association (ABA), concentrating on regulations and legislation involving trust, securities, and tax
law. Previously, she assisted ABA’s economic advisor, writing testimony on a wide variety of issues
and specializing in the laws governing competing financial institutions.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in government and economics from the College of William and
Mary, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a law degree
from Georgetown University.