FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA – December 19, 2016 – Art Sookazian, Vice President of Special Services at Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU), was recently named one of the recipients of the Credit Union Times’ 2016 Trailblazers, 40 Below program, which annually recognizes young credit union executives who are creating innovative advances in the credit union industry. Because of the distinction, Art was featured in the November 30, 2016 issue of CU Times Magazine and CuTimes.com, which included a series of articles highlighting the recipients’ professional accomplishments. The special issue profiled Art’s most recent achievement of cutting loan delinquencies at the $882 million credit union by more than half. The article said Art spearheaded the use of automated reports to improve processes and reduce loan delinquencies from 1.57% to 0.37% over a period of 24 months.