Young CU leader award Mary Vasquez accepts the Young Credit Union Leader Award. Pictured with Vazquez (center) are Troy Stang, NWCUA president/CEO, Amy Nelson, president/CEO, Point West Credit Union, and Tiffany Pillars, last year’s YCUL Award winner, who helped to present the honor. Tiffany is AVP of finance at the Milwaukie, Ore.-based Providence Federal Credit Union. On the far right is Jennifer Wagner, EVP and chief advocacy officer, NWCUA. Photo credit: NWCUA

SPOKANE, Wash. – Educational breakout sessions on the second full day of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s MAXX Convention hit on hot-button topics, including how to serve the rapidly-growing demographic of Hispanics and developing member data use practices that are ethical. The convention concluded with a presentation of the NWCUA’s highest honors – the Summit Awards – to credit union teams and individuals for demonstrating outstanding service to the credit union movement.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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