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Debra Schwartz

While the artist’s life was not for her, Debra Schwartz, president/CEO of San Diego-based Mission Federal Credit Union, has been quietly creating a masterpiece across the canvas of the credit union industry.

“I was actually an art major,” said Schwartz, who was recently named an at-large director on the NAFCU board. “While I thought I was talented in high school, I quickly realized it wasn’t the talent needed for a career. I always loved economics, marketing, tutoring others in statistics and so changed paths. I started out in the banking world working part-time as a teller at a bank while working on my MBA.”

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