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Sam Whitfield - Bio

Sam Whitfield Samuel “Sam” R. Whitfield Jr. is vice president, legislative affairs for CUNA. Whitfield’s primary role will be to manage the association’s team of congressional advocates and their efforts to execute credit union/CUNA strategies on Capitol Hill.
A former staff member for Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), in the senator’s roles as both Senate majority leader and Republican leader, Whitfield was most recently a legislative representative with the National Association of Realtors in Washington. He also served President George W. Bush’s administration as a legislative analyst/public affairs specialist with the White House Office of National Drug Policy. Additionally, he served with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, as a press officer.

Whitfield holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.); he is a native Mississippian.