Donovan To Leave NAFCU
ARLINGTON, Va. - (09/29/05) -- Bill Donovan, one of the leaders atNAFCU for almost three decades, is leaving the trade group to run afledgling credit union practice at well-known Washington law firmVenable LLP. As chief lobbyist and now senior vice president atNAFCU since 1979, Donovan has been one of the best-known figures incredit unions in Washington circles. He has long had a closerelationship with the Venable firm and hired them to representNAFCU in the landmark AT&T Family FCU case, as well as otherlitigation. Donovan will take with him NAFCU's chief of regulatoryaffairs, Gwen Baker, in attempt to build a credit union practice atthe firm. Venable hired well-known credit union attorney BruceJolly two years ago to set up the practice.