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The $5.1 billion, Pasadena, Calif.-based Wescom Credit Union promoted Carina Hollis to SVP and general counsel. In her new role, Hollis will be responsible for legal affairs, government relations and enterprise risk management. She joined Wescom’s risk management department in 2014, where she developed the credit union’s centralized vendor management program. In 2017, she was promoted to vice president, general counsel, forming Wescom’s legal affairs department and becoming responsible for government relations. Prior to joining Wescom, Hollis practiced law at a boutique firm in Newport Beach, Calif., for four and a half years, where she routinely defended employers and individuals in civil, bankruptcy, probate and labor matters. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Western State University College of Law in Irvine, Calif., and an MBA from Argosy University in Ontario, Calif.

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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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