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Edwina Suzuki Edwina Suzuki

Edwina Suzuki, vice president of administration and human resources for the $331 million, Honolulu-based Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union, received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s District Director’s Award. Suziki was recognized for her role in helping small businesses attain the Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she reached out to Hawaii Central members with business accounts and other small business owners to educate them on the PPP being offered by the federal government and helped these small businesses through the application process.

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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