OLYMPIA, Wash. — Working for two governors and then coming to the second largest credit union in Washington might be a cultural shock for some but not Wayne Kawakami.

In 2006, Kawakami was hired as vice president of funding and investments at $1 billion Washington State Employees CU–a newly created position at the financial institution. The executive oversees corporate treasury functions daily cash management, deposit pricing and ensures that the credit union has and maintains an adequate funding position. Kawakami also manages WSECU’s entire investment portfolio. The credit union serves more than 150,000 members and has 19 branches across the state.

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