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Michael P. Duffy Michael P. Duffy

Michael P. Duffy, chief advocacy officer for the $2.7 billion, Bakersfield, Calif.-based Valley Strong Credit Union, was named the California PAC Advocate of the year on Nov. 2 at the California Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Palm Desert, Calif. Duffy has been serving the credit union movement for 40 years and was recently named chief advocacy officer for Valley Strong following the credit union’s merger with Financial Center Credit Union of Stockton, where Duffy served as president/CEO.

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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