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Brian Griffith Brian Griffith

The $1.1 billion, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Sandia Area Federal Credit Union promoted Brian Griffith to chief lending officer. Griffith stepped into his new role in November following the departure of longtime chief lending officer Tony Dees. Griffith has been with Sandia Area since 2009, most recently serving as SVP of commercial lending, and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry in New Mexico and Colorado.

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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