It’s safe to say Bruce Adams, whose resume includes stints as a legal advisor to former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, and leadership roles within the state’s banking and tax departments, is politically connected.
The former Day Pitney attorney’s rolodex, along with his knowledge of financial regulations and law, is one of the main reasons the Credit Union League of Connecticut hired him as its new president and CEO.
Adams took over the league — an association that represents about 70 Connecticut credit unions — in August, succeeding Jill Nowacki.
In a recent interview, Adams, 46, of West Hartford, said he will leverage his network as much as possible when it comes to state and federal advocacy on behalf of the credit union industry here.
For example, he wants state lawmakers to authorize electronic automobile titles, a move he says would reduce DMV foot traffic and ease headaches for dealerships, buyers and lenders, including credit unions. He also hopes to find a better way for credit unions to provide medical marijuana retailers cash-management services.
But what Adams is most eager to discuss is his vision for a more entrepreneurial Credit Union League.
His aim is to keep the league financially healthy and independent at a time when counterpart associations in multiple other states have merged.
Adams said the league will design or arrange new products and services to give credit unions more ways to attract and…