Dan Berger has been elected Vice Chair of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) Board of Directors. Berger has served on the BTT board since 2017 and chairs the Policy and Government Affairs Committee.
“Dan has contributed significantly to BTT’s exponential growth and development over recent years,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “His impact has been felt across our organization, from successful conservation policy initiatives to matters of organizational governance. We are grateful for his leadership at the board table and across the flats fishing community.”
Berger has more than 30 years of executive management and government affairs experience. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU). Berger also served as Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and has been an effective advocate and political strategist for trade groups and corporations.
“Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a leading conservation organization that puts a much-needed focus not only on environmental protection, but also on research and advocacy,” said Berger. “It has been a pleasure to serve as a board member for the past six years, and I’m looking forward to elevating the meaningful efforts of BTT in my new capacity and continuing our efforts in ‘Bringing Science to the Fight’.”
A well-known figure with political and financial press, Berger has been listed as one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington by The Hill newspaper every year since 2002. He is a contributor on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV and CNN. He is also regularly quoted in national and financial news outlets such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Berger earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and a B.S. in economics from Florida State University. He is a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, and was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in the communications department. Berger enjoys traveling the world to fish with his daughter Shelby, a BTT Youth Ambassador.
About Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. BTT pursues this mission across the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea through science-based conservation, education and advocacy.