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The $2 billion, Westminster, Calif.-based LBS Financial Credit Union rehired Courtney Higuchi as vice president/loan administration. Higuchi served as branch manager of LBS Financial’s Newport Mesa branch in Newport Beach, Calif., five years ago and most recently was EVP at the $167 million, Pasadena, Calif.-based Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union. Her previous experience includes serving in operational management roles at University of Southern California Credit Union ($767 million, Los Angeles) and Orange County’s Credit Union ($2.4 billion, Santa Ana, Calif.). She completed an executive master of leadership program through USC and is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School.

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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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