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Salal Credit Union, Seattle, recently hired Geoff Swarts to fill the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. It also announced the appointments of Skott Pope to senior vice president–retail financial services, Matt Vance to senior product development supervisor and Michelle Purnell-Hepburn to vice president, controller. Swarts comes to Salal after 30 years with Bank of America where he served held various senior vice president level positions. Pope started out at Whatcom Educational Credit Union, moved to vice president of education and development with the Washington Credit Union League and most recently at BECU, Pope was senior manager of member solutions. Vance comes to Salal after seven years as marketing and community manager at Industrial Credit Union.