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On Wednesday, CAP COM Federal Credit Union announced the death of its former leader, Paula Stopera.

Stopera first started at the Albany, N.Y.-based CAP COM in 1980 as its membership relations officer, when the credit union had only nine employees. Twenty-four years later, in 2004, she became president/CEO. Within three months of starting her position as CEO, a spot she would hold until her retirement in 2019, Stopera oversaw the merger between CAP COM and Silicone Employees Federal Credit Union. At the time of the merger announcement, she said, “With our commitment to convenience and unparalleled service, we embrace this new opportunity and welcome Silicone Employees FCU members into our family of members with open arms.”

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