Linh Dang Linh Dang

Following an extensive search, the $611 million, Tampa, Fla.-based floridacentral Credit Union chose Linh Dang, a longtime executive for Florida’s Addition Financial Credit Union, to take over the president/CEO role, floridacentral announced Wednesday. She will replace retiring President/CEO Laida Gardia on Nov. 1.

Dang brings over 27 years of credit union experience to her new role as president/CEO of floridacentral. She started her career in credit unions in 1995 at Gulfstates Credit Union ($37 million, Maitland, Fla.) as a staff accountant, and in 1997, was named comptroller at Seminole Schools Federal Credit Union in Samford, Fla., where she later became vice president of operations. Seminole Schools FCU merged into CFE Federal Credit Union in 2015, which changed its named to Addition Financial in 2019.

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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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