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|Alma mater||Florida State University|
He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is a lifelong Floridian, growing up in Gainesville, Florida, and graduated from Buchholz High School. He has degrees from Florida State University (B.S. economics) and Harvard University (master's in public administration) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is an adjunct professor of communication at The George Washington University.
Throughout his career, Berger has represented financial services organizations and companies including the Farm Bureau, Association of Realtors, FCCI Insurance Group (Florida Employers Exchange), Riscorp Insurance Co. and Insurance Data Resources, Inc. He was also co-founder and managing director of eCapital Group, a Sarasota, Florida venture capital fund focusing on financial services related software and technologies. In addition, Berger is a veteran advisor of numerous successful local, state and national political campaigns. He served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) during the 108th Congress. In 2004, Berger became vice president of government relations for America's Community Bankers, then executive vice president of government affairs for the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. Berger took over as President & CEO of NAFCU August 2013.
Berger is an amateur painter specializing in abstract expressionism and has had several gallery shows, including in New York City and Washington, DC. In addition, he is an avid outdoorsman and is active in several conservation groups and writes and contributes flyfishing and outdoor-related articles for Grant County Press newspaper and conservation publications.
Berger and his wife Aimee have one daughter, Shelby.