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The $4.4 billion, Wausau, Wis.-based Connexus Credit Union hired Noelle Rude to its business technology leadership team as vice president of data and insights. In her new role, she will be responsible for building and leading the organization’s data management, data science, business intelligence and system utilization strategy while overseeing data technology transformation initiatives. Rude brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the financial services and management consulting industries. Most recently, she served as enterprise information governance leader at Thrivent. She has spent much of her career developing strategic data governance and data management capabilities, and has worked in a number of industries including mortgage securitization, banking, investments and insurance.

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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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