WASHINGTON (8/11/09)--Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Dan Mica has been named as one of 40 top association CEOs in CEO Update’s first-ever list of influential executives. CEO Update, a Washington bi-weekly publication that reports on association and non-profit executive careers and people, compiled its list from associations that serve all sectors of the economy, including the American Medical Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The publication notes that Mica, a former five-term congressman, has spent the “last 13 years promoting the interests” of credit unions, and “protecting them from the banks that, he says, are out to destroy them.” According to CEO Update, individuals were chosen to appear on the list by fellow CEOs, as well as executive recruiters. Among the criteria to consider in nominating a CEO: legislative success, leadership ability, skill in raising a group’s profile or managing a crisis; history of building coalitions and reaching consensus. Also named to the list from the financial services industry was Camden Fine, CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America. Among the other 40 CEOs on the list are Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, John Engler of the National Association of Manufacturers, Glenn English of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Dave McCurdy of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.