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cutimes.com is the most comprehensive, independent credit union news site in the industry. Credit Union Times' experienced editorial staff has developed deep connections within the industry to provide credit union leaders with accurate and useful news quickly.

Credit Union Times magazine has been published weekly since 1990. It carries more paid advertising and more editorial pages than any other credit union publication and is widely regarded as the paper of record for the credit union industry. It also offers extensive on-site conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis and expert technology coverage. With a growing stable of products, including events, Webinars and custom publishing opportunities, Credit Union Times offers readers and advertisers many ways to get connected with the dynamic credit union industry.

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Sarah Snell Cooke

Sarah Snell Cooke

Sarah Snell Cooke has served as editor-in-chief of Credit Union Times since January 2008 and as editor/publisher since August 2012. Prior to that, Cooke covered the Washington, D.C. news beat for Credit Union Times starting in 2000. Before joining the Times' staff, she wrote for the Credit Union Regulatory Insider newsletter for one year. She can be reached at scooke@cutimes.com.

Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson
Executive Editor

Heather Anderson joined Credit Union Times in 2005 as a correspondent covering mortgages, corporate credit unions and breaking news on the West Coast. In 2012, she came on board as a staff reporter covering the Washington, D.C. beat, and was named executive editor in 2013. Prior to her work at Credit Union Times, her background was in credit union business development and marketing, working at SkyOne Federal Credit Union and First Entertainment Credit Union. She can be reached at handerson@cutimes.com.

Michelle A. Samaad

Natasha Chilingerian
Managing Editor

Natasha Chilingerian joined CU Times as managing editor in March 2015. Before that, she served as a correspondent for CU Times from 2011 to 2013, covering technology, lending, marketing and Gen Y, among other topics. She also worked in marketing and communications for Xceed Financial Credit Union in El Segundo, Calif. She attended the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon and has served as a journalist and copywriter in various capacities for more than a decade. Her past roles have included editor-in-chief for Stir Publishing in Columbia, S.C., reporter/health and fitness editor for the American Press newspaper in Lake Charles, La., assistant editor for PDX Magazine in Portland, Ore., and contributor/columnist for Patch.com in Walnut Creek, Calif. She can be reached at nchilingerian@cutimes.com.

Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni
Director of Social Media/Senior Reporter

Myriam DiGiovanni has been a reporter for Credit Union Times for 13 years and guiding our social media engagement efforts since 2011. In addition to managing CU Times’ popular recognition programs, such as Trailblazers 40 Below and Women to Watch, she also covers the marketing, human resources, branching, Gen Y and financial literacy beats. Prior to joining CU Times she held various positions at such firms as the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Citibank and American Express. She can be reached at mdigiovanni@cutimes.com.

Daniel Young

Daniel Young
Washington Reporter

Daniel Young covers credit union legislation, regulation and compliance, and other Washington topics. He previously worked for SNL Financial as a Washington-based reporter covering credit unions and banks. Prior to embarking on his journalism career, he served as an IT project manager for more than 15 years. He can be reached at dyoung@cutimes.com.

Peter Strozniak

Peter Strozniak
Staff Reporter

Peter Strozniak is a general assignment reporter who covers fraud, trade associations and leagues, marketing, human resources, business continuity, natural disasters, mergers and acquisitions, CEO and director compensation, and breaking news. He began working as a correspondent-at-large for CU Times in June 2012. The Cleveland-based Strozniak previously served as an editor for IndustryWeek, a business editor and reporter for a regional daily newspaper, and the founding editor of a weekly suburban newspaper. He can be reached at pstrozniak@cutimes.com.

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Sarah Snell Cooke

Heather Anderson
Executive Editor

Natasha Chilingerian
Managing Editor

Myriam DiGiovanni
Social Media Director/Sr. Reporter

J. Daniel Young
Washington Reporter

Peter Strozniak

Tina Orem

Roy Urrico
Technology Reporter


Martha Frechette
Classified Advertising Sales Representative

Lorrie Allen
Client Service Manager

Lynn Kruetzkamp
Audience Marketing Director

Linda Levine
Brand Marketing Manager

Stacy Barrett
East Coast Advertising Sales

Neil Dant
Midwest Advertising Sales

Mike Walker
West Coast Advertising Sales

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Phone: 212-221-9595 x 319

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Phone: 212-752-2728

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