VANCOUVER – The Credit Union Foundation of BC (CUFBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Trustees to its board of directors. Joining the board will be Anita Jensen (Gulf & Fraser Credit Union), Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Credit Union), Brenda Monk (Central 1) and Nancy Crockett (Sunshine Coast Credit Union). This brings the number of board members to twelve.
“We’re excited to welcome these new trustees to our board” said Bill Corbett, CUFBC President, and CEO of Stabilization Central. “Anita, Aron, Brenda and Nancy offer a collective 105 years of experience in the credit union system and we look forward to what this experience will bring to the foundation.”
Anita Jensen is the Manager, Community Engagement at Gulf & Fraser. She has worked in the credit union system for over 30 years in a variety of roles, with the past 15 years of her career focused mainly in the corporate governance area. With the merger of Aldergrove Credit Union and Gulf & Fraser, she had the opportunity to take on a new role – overseeing donations, sponsorships and education awards, and working with the Gulf & Fraser Foundation. Anita has also sat on the BC Children’s Hospital Credit Union Committee for over 10 years, serving as Vice Chair for two years and Chair for the past three years.
“Being part of a co-operative is like being part of a very large family. Supporting each other and investing in local communities is what being a co-operative is all about. I’m excited to be part of the CUFBC family and look forward to serving as a Trustee.”
Aron Burke serves as the Community Liaison at Kootenay Savings. With more than seventeen years of experience in the credit union system, Aron has been privileged to work alongside various community organizations and individuals who share his commitment to promoting credit unions’ social responsibility and community impact. Throughout his career, he has been a passionate advocate for these values, connecting with like-minded groups and individuals and working to foster strong relationships within his community.
“Everyone deserves an equal chance to become the person they want to be, to follow their dreams and build the career they desire. Being able to support students in their academic pursuits and help them become the future healthcare workers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists, or skilled tradespeople of tomorrow is a privilege. I look forward to helping the Credit Union Foundation of BC contribute to the growth and prosperity of our communities across BC.”
Brenda Monk is a Member Relations Engagement Manager at Central 1. She has worked for credit unions for most of her career including 19 years at Vancity and most recently 11 at Prospera Credit Union. She is thrilled to be working with the Member Relations team at Central 1 and being able to support the success of credit unions across B.C.
“As a lifetime credit union member and long-time credit union employee I strongly support the foundation and the work they do. I am thrilled to be joining this group of esteemed trustees in support of the CUFBC.”
Nancy Crockett, MBA, ACUIC is the Chief Member Experience Officer at Sunshine Coast Credit Union, with a twenty-eight-year career serving members in the credit union system. Nancy has established herself as an executive leader with a strong focus on innovation and transformation in the financial landscape. She is dedicated to aligning with the credit union’s values and delivering a meaningful and seamless experience to retail, commercial, and wealth members across all channels. Throughout her career Nancy has held several executive leadership roles in sales, branch and channel operations, marketing, community investment and foundation work, as well as strategy and governance.
“My dedication to lifelong learning is fueled by my unwavering passion for the cooperative model and its vital role in the economic and social ecosystem. I strive to provide learning opportunities for others to learn and grow and am committed to playing a pivotal role in fostering inclusivity and growth avenues as a member of this foundation. I look forward to this rewarding work.”
About the Credit Union Foundation of BC
Founded in 1958, The Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia is the province-wide philanthropic organization of the credit union system founded and funded by British Columbia credit union members. The foundation’s primary purpose is to provide education awards to BC resident post-secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological or vocational training at accredited schools within the province. The foundation also provides international support for co-operative programs and oversees the Distinguished Service Awards given to those industry leaders who have furthered the credit union movement in BC.
For more information please contact:
Nicole Eich, Program Manager
Credit Union Foundation of BC