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Stephanie Straker Stephanie Straker

The $1.4 billion, Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Employees Federal Credit Union hired Stephanie Straker as CFO. Straker previously served as CFO for the $807 million, Tallahassee, Fla.-based Envision Credit Union since 2018 and held various roles in finance, accounting, risk management and operations during her 17-year tenure there. She holds two CUNA certifications: Certified Credit Union Investment Professional and Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert. Straker also completed her MBA at the University of Florida and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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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