Career moves CU professionals move ahead.


Tom Graves Tom Graves

Tom Graves, president/CEO of SafeAmerica Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif., retired effective Jan. 5. Graves joined SafeAmerica as CEO in 2017, and during his tenure, the credit union grew from $419 million in assets and 35,000 members to $545 million in assets and 37,000 members. He has served in the credit union industry for over 40 years in various locations throughout the U.S., including the U.S. Island Territory of Guam.

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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