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UNCLE Credit Union ($541 million, Livermore, Calif.) hired Charles Crohare as assistant vice president, business banking manager. Crohare will focus on expanding the role of the credit union as a vital resource and trusted financial partner for local small businesses. Before joining UNCLE, Crohare was vice president, relationship manager for the San Jose, Calif.-based Heritage Bank of Commerce, a post he assumed following its 2018 merger with Tri-Valley Bank. Prior to the merger, he served as vice president, commercial loan officer for Tri-Valley Bank, where he worked for over 13 years. Crohare also held varied leadership roles at the San Francisco-based Bank of the West from 1983 to 2005, including vice president, branch manager of its Livermore office. Throughout his banking career, Crohare has also maintained an active involvement in nearly all aspects of his family’s ranch and olive oil operation, Olivina LLC.

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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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