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Nathan Schmidt Nathan Schmidt

San Diego County Credit Union ($9.28 billion, San Diego), promoted Nathan Schmidt to EVP, chief experience officer and digital channels for SDCCU. In this elevated role, Schmidt is responsible for managing the overall member experience, including further oversight of member interactions with the SDCCU brand, in addition to his existing responsibilities, which include marketing, advertising, digital channels, product development, business development, and community and media relations. The new role was developed to ensure focus on continually improving and delivering a seamless member experience. With over 20 years of experience leading marketing and e-services operations for credit unions, Schmidt joined SDCCU in October 2011 as EVP, marketing and business development. In 2018, he became EVP, brand strategy and digital channels, where he added management of the digital channels department to his role. He has received 10 professional awards and recognitions since serving at SDCCU, and serves on the board of directors for the San Diego Bowl Game Association.

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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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