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The $5.4 billion, Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) hired Brian Read into the newly-created position of chief retail officer. In his new role, Read will lead retail delivery across a growing geographical footprint, overseeing STCU’s 38 current branch locations and the credit union’s strategic brick-and-mortar growth approach, coordinating the member experience over a diverse range of branch locations and communities. Read brings broad financial institution leadership experience in credit administration, product development, business banking and wealth management. He began his career as a teller and most recently served as Umpqua Bank’s EVP and head of retail banking. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

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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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