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Twenty years ago Marla Shepard was interviewed by Credit Union Times for an article (CU Times, May 7, 1990) on the challenges and struggles of female CEOs in the credit union industry.

Today, Shepard still commands her post at the head of the same credit union. In 1990, Shepard was the CEO of $120 million Santel Federal Credit Union in San Diego. Through a series of mergers, Santel has become the $1.8 billion California Coast Federal Credit Union. In her 20 years as a CEO, Shepard said the game for women CEOs in the credit union industry has changed quite a bit.

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