First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union, appoints new President

March 4, 2015


Calgary, Alberta – Paul Kelly is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Shelley Vandenberg as the new President of First Calgary Financial. Shelley was the former Head of Retail Banking for First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union.

“I’m thrilled to lead our talented group of employees at First Calgary Financial and look forward to continuing our excellent member service and providing innovative products and services for our members,” said Shelley Vandenberg, newly appointed President of First Calgary Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union.

Shelley Vandenberg is the President of First Calgary Financial, providing strategic leadership to retail banking, commercial & real estate banking, wealth management, and dealer services operations.

Her career in financial services has spanned 20-years, including senior level portfolios in Contact Centre Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Facility Services, Privacy and Retail Banking.

Born and raised on a farm in central Alberta, Shelley and her family are proud to call the foothills west

of Calgary home.

“Shelley brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to the role. She has created some great momentum in Retail Banking within the First Calgary Financial region already. We are very excited for Shelley’s new role within Connect First Credit Union,” said Paul Kelly, CEO of Connect First Credit Union.

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.

For more information, please contact:

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

Email: aarchambault@connectfirstcu.com

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