Arnould To Head Up State, Federal Lobbying

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The California CU League announced it has promoted its chief state lobbyist Bob Arnould to a new position of senior vice president of government affairs, in charge of both state and federal lobbying. Arnould, 49, came to the league in 1995 and has headed the league's lobbying in both Sacramento and in Reno, Nev., for the Nevada CU League, which is run by the California league.

During that time he helped pass important legislation in both states, including the 1999 repeal of California's franchise tax on state-chartered credit unions.

Prior to coming to the league, Arnould served 17 years in the Iowa state legislature, and in 1991, at the age of 36, became the youngest speaker of the House in the Hawkeye State.

Arnould, who will move from Sacramento to the league's southern California headquarters as part of the promotion, will be succeeding Chris Kerecman as the league's federal lobbyist. Kerecman left earlier this year to take a job with a California credit union.

The Credit Union Journal's Ed Roberts can be reached via e-mail at eroberts

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