Dahna Chandler

Dahna Chandler is an award-winning Washington, DC,-area journalist and freelance writer for Callahan & Associates. She has been a reporter for more than 20 years and has spent nearly 15 years writing about consumer and commercial finance and business. She also writes with ease about technology, leadership, public policy and travel for a variety of local, regional, and national media outlets.

A native of Boston, MA, she earned a political science degree from Wellesley College with a minor in economics, focusing on banking policy. She has completed graduate work in international finance and competitive intelligence and will pursue a graduate degree in communications from Georgetown University beginning in fall 2016. She is a member of The National Press Club, American Society of Business Editors and Writers, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She also is the proud mother of a grown son who is pursuing a career in law enforcement.


By Dahna Chandler | June 26, 2017

A Texas credit union’s marketing campaign for Gen X women speaks directly to the family CFO.

By Dahna Chandler | Jan. 11, 2017

Faced with a tight budget and generous opportunity, Northern FCU looked to work smarter, not harder.

By Dahna Chandler | May 30, 2016

The Virginia credit union changed its mortgage lending paradigm to accommodate members’ availability and interests.


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By Dahna Chandler | March 7, 2016

By turning a longstanding credit model on its head, BECU repriced $100 million in loans in 2015.

By Dahna Chandler | Jan. 18, 2016

An exceptional employee onboarding and training program at Nusenda Credit Union produces an award-winning employer.


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