Long was named director of research and chief economist in August 2014. In this
role, he serves as the association’s chief economic analyst, conducting
economic and financial policy research and providing ongoing economic analysis
for NAFCU’s staff and its member credit unions. Long also helps produce a
number of NAFCU’s publications – including the quarterly CU Performance Benchmark Report and the monthly Economic & CU Monitor – and its
numerous economic forecasts and surveys. In addition, he presents on economic
topics at NAFCU events and conferences.
Long joined NAFCU in January 2010 as the association’s research
assistant. In February 2012, he was promoted to staff economist and in August
2013 he was promoted again to senior economist.
Prior to joining NAFCU, Long practiced his financial skills for a real
estate development company in Irving, Texas.