Keith Richard appointed Chief Risk Officer for Connect First Credit Union

March 9, 2015

Calgary, Alberta – Paul Kelly is pleased to announce that Keith Richard has been appointed the new Chief Risk Officer.

“I’m excited to oversee the talented team at Connect First Credit Union and look forward to providing member service excellence through the credit and risk areas,” said Keith Richard, newly appointed Chief Risk Officer for Connect First Credit Union.

In his new role, Keith will provide strategic leadership in the areas of Retail Credit, Commercial Credit, and Risk Management.

Mr. Richard has dedicated his entire career to serving the Canadian credit union system, working for both credit unions and the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation. During his 20-year career in financial services, Mr. Richard has held senior portfolios in: credit, collections, business development, adjudication, and risk management.

“Keith brings a variety of knowledge and experience to the role”, said Paul Kelly, CEO of Connect First Credit Union. “I know Connect First Credit Union will be well-served by his leadership”.

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services and the branch network of a large financial institution, while retaining its trusted local brands and continuing its community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is one of Canada’s ten largest credit unions, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 27 branches in 15 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial brands.

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Media contact:

Alison Archambault, Director of Brand & Stakeholder Engagement Connect First Credit Union
Ph: (403) 736-4015 Cell: (403) 473-3676