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Karen Salman Karen Salman

The $9.3 billion OnPoint Community Credit Union in Portland, Ore., hired Karen Salman as vice president of operations. Salman comes to OnPoint after 15 years at Unitus Community Credit Union ($1.7 billion, Portland), where she most recently served as associate vice president of deposit administration. In her new role, Salman will provide strategic operations leadership and oversee all deposit operations and support functions, including ATMs, electronic payments, check services, records retention, account/branch support, IRA/HSA/tax reporting, escheatment and business account services. She brings national experience leading core conversions and deep branch and operations experience, with a 15-year tenure at Bank of America and two years at Sterling Savings Bank. She has also served as co-leader of the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s Portland-Vancouver Sister Society since 2017, and mentored Portland’s Rose Festival Princesses since 2015, working directly with Parkrose High School students.

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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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