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OnPoint Community Credit Union ($9.1 billion, Portland, Ore.) hired Patty Groman as SVP and chief people officer. Groman brings more than 20 years of experience as a human resources professional in the technology, marketing, consulting, audiology, recruitment and finance sectors. In her new role, she will oversee OnPoint’s overall talent strategy and culture with a people-centric and innovative approach; lead talent development and acquisition, organizational and performance management, and training and employee compensation; and implement a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and programs. Before joining OnPoint, Groman was the first female chief officer at Columbia Grain International. She has also led HR and recruitment functions at Opus Agency, Audigy Group, Xenium, United Human Capital Solutions and Washington Mutual. Groman also has extensive experience managing acquisitions and integrations, handling all aspects of due diligence from compliance to culture. She holds a Professional Human Resources certification from the Human Resource Standards Institute and completed the diversity and inclusion certification program at Cornell University.

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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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