Connect First Credit Union introduces new board of directors

March 31, 2016


Calgary, AB - 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 Canada’s ninth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 27 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial brands. For more information visit ConnectFirstCU.com.Alberta – Connect First Credit Union announced the results of its inaugural director election at its annual general meeting held on March 16. Incumbent directors Sarah Arthurs, Ron Gibson and Bob Petryk were re-elected for three-year terms. New director, Courtney Hare, was elected to the board of directors for a three-year term as well.

Continuing their terms on Connect First Credit Union’s Board of Directors are: Andrew Eberl, Barry Fullerton, Bob Shearer, Carey Taubert, Doug van Spronsen, Kevin Van Koughnett, Michel Cantin and Stella Thompson.

The board of directors elected Andrew Eberl as the board chair, Stella Thompson as the vice chair and Carey Taubert as board secretary, in an internal selection process.

Chosen to lead the board committees were:

  • Audit & Finance – Kevin Van Koughnett
  • Governance – Stella Thompson
  • Human Resources – Ron Gibson
  • Risk – Michel Cantin
  • Nominations – Doug van Spronsen

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 Canada’s ninth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 27 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial brands. For more information visit ConnectFirstCU.com.

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Media Contact:

Alison Archambault - Director, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement Connect First Credit Union

Phone: (403) 736-4015 Cell: (403) 473-3676

Email: aarchambault@connectfirstcu.com


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