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Ron Sweeney will become president/CEO of Sierra Central Credit Union in Yuba City, Calif. in January.

He will succeed John Cassidy, who announced his retirement on Monday. While working as a manager for Great Western Bank/Washington Mutual Bank, Cassidy was named CEO in 2000. Under his executive leadership, the credit union’s assets grew from $253 million in 2000 to $1.4 billion, by the end of this year’s third quarter, according to Sierra Central’s Call Reports. In those same years, membership expanded from 63,000 to more than 73,000. The credit union’s 228 employees operate a corporate office and 19 branches.

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