Connect First Credit Union Introduces New 2018 Board of Directors

March 15, 2018

Calgary, Alberta – Connect First Credit Union, Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and one of Alberta’s Top Employers, announced the results of its Director Election at its annual general meeting last night. Also discussed were the 2017 financial results and the proposed amalgamation with Mountain View Credit Union.

Last month, Connect First and Mountain View Credit Union announced plans to explore a business case to amalgamate and form a regionally focused credit union using Connect First’s unique operating model.

The two credit unions jointly represent more than 120,000 members and 700 employees in 44 different locations across central and southern Alberta.With approximately $6.7 billion in assets under management, the amalgamated credit union would be Canada’s 7th largest credit union.Updates on the amalgamation can be found at

Through the annual Director Election, incumbent directors: Andrew Eberl, Carey Taubert and Doug van Spronsen, were successfully re-elected. New directors: Cindy Skrukwa and Bas Wheeler, join the Board.

Continuing their terms on Connect First Credit Union’s Board of Directors are: Stella Thompson, Sarah Arthurs, Michel Cantin, Ron Gibson, Courtney Mo, Gael MacLeod, Bob Petryk, and Robert Shearer. The board of directors re-elected Andrew Eberl as the board chair, Stella Thompson as the vice chair and Carey Taubert as board secretary, in an internal selection process.

“Our company is in excellent hands. These five newly-elected and re-elected additions will help govern our business as we manage the ever challenging financial environment and steer our business toward our 2025 vision to become Alberta’s Neighbourhood Credit Union”, said Paul Kelly, CEO of Connect First Credit Union

Connect First also announced recent recognition as Alberta’s Credit Union of the Year, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Platinum Club member) and one of Alberta’s Top Employers.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Alberta's Top Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

About Connect First Credit Union

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s tenth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 104,000 members through 29 locations in 14 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial, First Calgary Financial, Legacy Financial divisions.

Alison Archambault
Director, Brand and Stakeholder Engagement
Connect First Credit Union