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