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cutimes.com is the most comprehensive, independent credit union news site in the industry. Credit Union Times' experienced editorial staff has developed deep connections within the industry to provide credit union leaders with accurate and useful news quickly.

Credit Union Times magazine has been published weekly since 1990. It carries more paid advertising and more editorial pages than any other credit union publication and is widely regarded as the paper of record for the credit union industry. It also offers extensive on-site conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis and expert technology coverage. With a growing stable of products, including events, Webinars and custom publishing opportunities, Credit Union Times offers readers and advertisers many ways to get connected with the dynamic credit union industry.

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Sarah Snell Cooke

Sarah Snell Cooke

Sarah Snell Cooke has served as editor-in-chief of Credit Union Times since January 2008 and as editor/publisher since August 2012. Prior to that, Cooke covered the Washington, D.C. news beat for Credit Union Times starting in 2000. Before joining the Times' staff, she wrote for the Credit Union Regulatory Insider newsletter for one year. She can be reached at scooke@cutimes.com.

Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson
Executive Editor

Heather Anderson joined Credit Union Times in 2005 as a correspondent covering mortgages, corporate credit unions and breaking news on the West Coast. In 2012, she came on board as a staff reporter covering the Washington, D.C. beat, and was named executive editor in 2013. Prior to her work at Credit Union Times, her background was in credit union business development and marketing, working at SkyOne Federal Credit Union and First Entertainment Credit Union. She can be reached at handerson@cutimes.com.

Michelle A. Samaad

Michelle A. Samaad
Managing Editor

Michelle A. Samaad has worked at Credit Union Times for more than 12 years. Her areas of expertise include credit union service organizations, small business lending, business services, auto lending and retail investments. In addition, as focus report and features page editor she is responsible for coordinating the editorial content for the special sections in the print issue, which includes reviewing story and op-ed pitches, making assignments, copy editing and assisting with online coordination. Samaad has been a reporter in the print and online business trade press for more than 15 years, covering the financial services and retail and merchandising industries. She can be reached at msamaad@cutimes.com.

Nick Ballasy

Nicholas Ballasy
Nicholas Ballasy is the Washington reporter for Credit Union Times. He covers Congress, as well as tax policy, the NCUA, credit union trade associations, the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other related topics. Since 2008, Ballasy has covered Congress and national politics for CNS News, The Daily Caller and PJ Media. His reporting has been featured by The Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, Huffington Post, Washington Times, Washington Examiner and USA Today.  Ballasy is a magna cum laude graduate of Rider University and an alumnus of the Fund for American Studies' Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. He can be reached at nballasy@cutimes.com.

Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni
Director of Social Media/Senior Reporter

Myriam DiGiovanni has been a reporter for Credit Union Times for 13 years and guiding our social media engagement efforts since 2011. In addition to managing CU Times’ popular recognition programs, such as Trailblazers 40 Below and Women to Watch, she also covers the marketing, human resources, branching, Gen Y and financial literacy beats. Prior to joining CU Times she held various positions at such firms as the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Citibank and American Express. She can be reached at mdigiovanni@cutimes.com.

David Morrison

David Morrison
Senior Staff Reporter

David Morrison reports on mortgages, credit and debit cards, ATMs, community development credit unions and shared branching. In total, he has served as a journalist for nearly 30 years on a variety of topics including food safety and applied nutrition, human rights, international trade and regulation. David has been a reporter for Credit Union Times for over eight years and can be reached at dmorrison@cutimes.com.

Peter Strozniak

Peter Strozniak covers leagues, marketing, human resources, mergers and acquisitions and breaking news for Credit Union Times. Based in Cleveland, Strozniak is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in creating a wide range of original print and Web content for national, regional, local Web sites, publications, custom media firms, Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations in the industries of financial services, health care, manufacturing, applied technologies, human resources, marketing, economic development, small business, social media, entrepreneurship, insurance, politics, legal and government issues, leadership, lifestyle, religion and culture. He can be reached at pstrozniak@cutimes.com.

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Sarah Snell Cooke

Heather Anderson
Executive Editor

Natasha Chilingerian
Managing Editor

Myriam DiGiovanni
Social Media Director/Sr. Reporter

David Morrison
Sr. Reporter/Asst. Web Editor

Tina Orem

Roy Urrico
Technology Reporter

Michael Muckian

Peter Strozniak


Martha Frechette
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Lorrie Allen
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Lynn Kruetzkamp
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Linda Levine
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Michael Petrelli
Senior Audience Marketing Manager

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