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The $4.7 billion, Vacaville, Calif.-based Travis Credit Union hired Catherine Johnson as SVP and chief people officer. In her new role, Johnson will have oversight and responsibility for TCU’s human resources, learning and development, and diversity, equity and inclusion engagement programs, as well as be an integral member of the executive leadership team. She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all disciplines that fall under HR and training, and in addition, will develop and execute TCU’s long-range human capital business plan, including organizational learning, internal communications, cultural alignment, leadership development, succession planning, organization design, human resource management, and diversity and inclusion initiatives to support the culture, values and strategic vision for the organization. Johnson most recently spent five years as the vice president of HR with the Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland, Calif. She previously held positions as director of global HR programs for the San Mateo, Calif.-based international logistics and supply chain business Menlo Worldwide/Con-Way, Inc. and director of HR programs at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.

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