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The $975 million St. Mary’s Credit Union in Marlborough, Mass., promoted James F. Petkewich to EVP, retail services. He previously served as SVP, retail services. In his new role, Petkewich will continue to oversee the credit union’s retail branches, member solutions center and facilities department; chair the newly-formed member experience committee; and serve as St. Mary’s BSA officer and security officer. He also serves on the credit union’s asset and liability, marketing, compliance, and real estate and facilities committees. Petkewich’s 38-year career in banking and financial services management has included roles at BayBank Middlesex, MetroWest Bank and Kaeding, Ernst & Company, LPL, which he held prior to joining St. Mary’s in 2006. He is also a past board member of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of MetroWest, and has served on the economic development committee of the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce in Westborough, Mass. He has been a coach for the Special Olympics Massachusetts Nashoba Shooting Stars Ski Team since 2014 and is a former board member and president of both Leominster Pop Warner and The Leominster Blue Devils Football Club in Leominster, Mass.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.

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