Daniel A. Mica, a former U.S. congressman, is president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association, the leading trade association representing the nation’s 11,000 credit unions and credit union leagues in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Mica assumed his duties at CUNA in July 1996, a time of major internal and external challenge for the association. Mica has restored sound financial management to the association’s business operations, unified credit unions in support of legislation protecting consumers’ membership rights, strengthened CUNA’s senior management, and given the association a more visible presence in Washington, D.C.
A five-term member of Congress, Mica represented his home state in Florida from 1979 to 1989 in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time he made his mark in public service as a bipartisan consensus-builder. He served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Select Committee on Aging, and Veteran’s Affairs Committee. He also served in the House leadership as deputy whip; and he was a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Commission on Terrorism (the "Inman Commission").
His accomplishments while in Congress include investigating management corruption at the largest government- funded health maintenance organization (HMO) in the country, authoring anti- terrorism legislation that was enacted into law and reorganizing the federal court system by adding a new court district that helped relieve the system’s backlog of cases.
While serving in Congress, Mica was appointed by President Reagan to be congressional representative to the United Nations. In 1991, President Bush appointed him to serve on the Board for International Broadcasting. In 1993, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Chairman of the Board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
After leaving Capitol Hill, Mica joined the American Council of Life Insurance in Washington, D.C., as executive vice president overseeing ACLI’s federal affairs division. He was with ACLI, the life insurance industry’s leading trade group, from 1989 to 1996. From 1968 to 1978, he served as chief of staff for Congressman Paul G. Rogers (D- FL).
Mica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Florida Atlantic University. He also holds an honorary law degree from Barry University, Florida.
Mica is married, has four grown children and has been a credit union member for 33 years.