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* WASHINGTON (5/22/09)--California Commissioner of Financial Institutions William S. "Bill" Haraf was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) during the organization's 108th annual business meeting last week. Haraf, whose department oversees state-chartered banks, credit unions and other groups, will also serve as treasurer of the State Regulatory Registry LLC and the CSBS Education Foundation. He will also serve on the CSBS Executive Committee … * WASHINGTON (5/22/09)--Brooke Shearer, 58, a former Credit Union National Association (CUNA) communications director in CUNA's Washington office during the early 1980s, died Tuesday at her home after a battle with cancer, said an article in the Washington Post (May 10). As part of her duties, Shearer wrote a monthly column for Credit Union Magazine and was CUNA's spokeswoman. Shearer, a former journalist with the Sunday Times of London and the Christian Science Monitor as well as a private investigator, served as Hillary Clinton's personal aide during Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. Shearer was the daughter of Lloyd Shearer, who wrote for Parade magazine, and the wife of Strobe Talbott, former Time magazine editor who was second ranking official at the State Department in the Clinton administration and now heads the Brookings Institution research and policy center. During Clinton's second term, she served in the Interior Department, helping developing countries establish national park systems. She was founding director of the Yale World Fellows program and was on the board of the International Center for Research on Women. Survivors include Talbott, two sons, her mother, two brothers, and one granddaughter …


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