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Tim Spencer Tim Spencer

The $850 million, Bakersfield, Calif.-based Safe 1 Credit Union hired Tim Spencer as EVP of lending. Spencer brings more than 34 years of credit union industry experience, and most recently served as vice president of consumer lending for the $2.4 billion Valley Strong Credit Union in Bakersfield since 2013. He has also been employed at 1st United Credit Union ($1.2 billion, Pleasanton, Calif.), PrimeWay Federal Credit Union ($652.9 million, Houston) and Firstmark Credit Union ($1.2 billion, San Antonio).

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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