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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Golden 1 Credit Union is mourning the loss of longtime board director Donna L. Giles.Elected to the board in 1978, for more than 30 years Giles has held nearly every position on The Golden 1 board. She was elected to serve a two-year term as board chair in both 1989 and 2003. She also served terms as vice chair and secretary/treasurer.During her time as a board member, the credit union grew from $100 million in assets to more than $7 billion in assets.“Donna’s influence and wisdom played a vital role in The Golden 1′s growth into California’s leading credit union,” says Teresa A. Halleck, The Golden 1 president/CEO. “Her insights into the community and gracious leadership will be greatly missed.”In addition to her service to the credit union, Giles donated her time to several other organizations, including the American Society of Public Administrators. Before working for the city of Sacramento, Giles worked for the state of California in the CalTrans, Health and Personnel Departments.“Donna’s many experiences allowed her to wear many different hats while serving on the credit union’s board of directors,” added Halleck. “Her great impact on both The Golden 1 and the city of Sacramento will not be soon forgotten.”

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