Heather AndersonThis column marks the end of my career at CU Times.

Approximately 11 and a half years ago, I was hired as a freelance reporter and assigned to cover mortgages and breaking news in California. The mortgage boom was in full swing. My timing couldn’t have been better, or so I thought.

Then, one year later, I took on the corporate credit union beat, right before all hell broke loose. Within a relatively short period of time, I transitioned from a credit union business development manager to an industry household name.

Former WesCorp CEO Bob Siravo’s death earlier this week caused me to somberly reflect on that time. As much as was made of WesCorp’s financials and the controversy over whether the corporate should have classified its assets as available for sale sooner, WesCorp was pretty open to the press.

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