CUCollaborate is proud to announce that David Baumann, longtime Washington reporter and founder of the industry news website Washington Credit Union Daily, will be joining the team as a writer and editor.
In his new role, David will continue to produce the same great work reporting on regulations, legislation and political developments affecting credit unions he has long put out daily on his own site. All of his future articles will now appear exclusively on the CUCollaborate Blog, which will naturally shift to a more frequent publication schedule with a finer eye on industry happenings in the capital.
David brings a wealth of experience to the company. Prior to launching his own outlet, he spent more than four years as Washington correspondent for the Credit Union Times, and has also written and edited for many of D.C.’s leading publications, including CongressDaily, National Journal magazine and Congressional Quarterly Weekly across a career dedicated to journalism.
In 2005, he was part of a team honored with a National Headliner Award for a special issue of National Journal on “The State of Congress,” and holds a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University to go along with an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.
“I couldn’t be happier to be joining CUCollaborate,” said Baumann. “I love covering the credit union industry and my work will now be able to reach a larger audience through a company that truly cares about the industry and its well-being. I can't wait to get started.”
CUCollaborate Founder and CEO Sam Brownell was likewise thrilled and eager for the partnership to begin. “Having David on board will allow us to stay on top of day-to-day events and produce informative content on an entirely new level,” he explained. “Along with our readers, I’m sure we as a company will also learn a ton from having him on the team.”
Author: Mike Lawson
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