Servus Credit Union's Board of Directors consists of
12 members from around the province, elected by the membership.
Your 2017 Servus Credit Union Board of Directors:
- Doug Bristow
- Dianne Brown
- Ken Cameron
- Amy Corrigan (Vice Chair)
- Iris Evans
- Doug Hastings
- Jonathon Holt
- John Lamb (Chair)
- Darcy Mykytyshyn
- Simon Neigum
- Penny Reeves
- Perry Dooley
We're pleased to welcome Doug Bristow, who joined our board in March 2016. Doug has been a member of Servus Credit Union for 22 years. He brings 15 years of experience working with financial institutions, where he has served in senior roles, including chief of internal audit, assistant vice president of finance and vice president and controller.
Doug is currently a partner at the David Aplin Group, a national recruitment firm headquartered in Edmonton. His focus is providing senior level accounting resources for contract/temporary assignments. He has a bachelor of commerce (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and is a chartered accountant.
Doug and his wife, Lise, have two active boys, Luke and Jack. In his off time, Doug has been involved with Snow Valley Racing and the Juventus Cycling Club.
We’d like you to meet Dianne Brown, who has been a member of our board since March 2014. Her experience working with credit unions and co-operatives dates back to 1982, and we’re grateful that she’s sharing it with us.
Dianne is also a director and chair on the Board of North Central Co-op and has served there for 22 years. She is an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada and has completed her Accreditation by the Credit Union institute of Canada and Dalhousie University
Dianne has studied marketing, finance and business management. Dianne is a public speaker and most recently she spoke at the Alberta Food Secure Conference in Edmonton, sharing the cooperative values and our unique business model with future community leaders.
Dianne has received the Integrity award through Rotary and in 2015 was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, City of Spruce Grove. She has volunteered with the Edmonton Fire Fighters Memorial Society, Auggie’s Café, and has served as the Campaign Director for the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton and continues her support as an Ambassador.
Dianne lives in Spruce Grove where she loves to spend time with family and friends.
Say hello to Ken Cameron, who joined our board in March 2015. We appreciate the experience and skills he brings to the table.
Ken has a background in business development, short and long-term planning, budgeting, succession planning and other areas that relate to governing a credit union. He gained much of his experience from working as the general manager of Sungro Horticulture’s Western Canada operations, owner of Complete Rental Equipment Ltd., an oil and gas service company and business developer for Total Energy Services.
Ken has been a member and chair of the Community Scholarship Trust Society Board, where he helped take a small educational scholarship from $150 per student to $1,000 per student in six years. He has been part of Servus’s Drayton Valley Community Council almost since it was created.
Born and raised in Drayton Valley, Ken and his wife, Donna, have two grown sons and three grandchildren.
Amy Corrigan (Vice Chair)
Presenting Amy Corrigan, who has been one of our board members since 2010. Amy served on the board of directors of Community Credit Union in 2008 and was elected as a director for the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce board in 2009. She’s currently a member of the board for the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Education Foundation, a position she’s held since 2013. She’s also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Business Director Education Program. We’re glad she has chosen to contribute her knowledge of board work to Servus.
As a volunteer, Amy has been the United Way Campaign leadership division chair. She also served on the Big Brother Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Committee in 2010 and 2011.
Along with spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their two children, Amy enjoys reading and camping.
Get to know Iris Evans, who became part of our board in March 2015. Having been a member of the Alberta legislative assembly for Sherwood Park for 15 years, she contributes much governance experience. During those years, Iris was the minister of six departments, including Municipal Affairs, Children’s Services, Health and Wellness, Employment, Industry and Immigration, Finance and Enterprise and finally International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Before being elected to the legislature, she served as a school board trustee, municipal councilor and the reeve of Strathcona County. She has also been active as a member of the boards of college and community associations and groups. She currently sits as a volunteer on the board of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
As a speaker and management consultant, Iris has used her experience to benefit others through her company You First Inc.
Iris is the proud mother of three sons—Kevin, Trent and Darren—and the grandmother of five grandchildren, who are the light of her life.
We’d like to introduce Doug Hastings, who joined our board in 2008. Doug was Vice Chair from March 2008 to September 2012 and then Chair until March 2016. He also sat on the board of Common Wealth Credit Union from 1997 to 2008. Doug is a graduate of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program and also has completed the Rotman School of Management's Institute of Corporate Directors course. Doug also brings management and negotiation skills to the board from his work as a senior land agent with Husky Energy.
A journeyman mechanic with a mixed farming background, he ran a successful small business before starting his career with Husky in 2000. He retired from Husky in 2017 and now lives in Red Deer. He is kept busy keeping track of his two kids who are both graduated from secondary schooling and working on careers. Doug enjoys the outdoors and giving back to his community.
Meet Jon, a Director first elected in 2008, who brings his knowledge of developing IT governance, policy and strategic plans for large and private organizations to both Servus and Credit Union Central of Alberta as one of Servus' appointed Directors. Jon is also a "serial entrepreneur" who has successfully sold two technology-based businesses and is now building a company turning small business’ information into experiences that delight employees and customers. Jon has a bachelor of arts (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, an Enterprise Architect accreditation from the Open Group, and a certificate course in Future Commerce (FinTech) from MIT. He has been involved with Toastmasters, Junior Achievement, the United Way’s Corporate Challenge and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s MS Bike Tour. He’s also a long course triathlete with 3 Ironman Canada finishes.
John Lamb (Chair)
Introducing John Lamb, who was elected to our board in March 2013. John has been a long-time supporter of credit unions and co-operatives. From 1986 to 2007, he was a director on three and the chair of two of the boards of Servus’s legacy credit unions (Firefighters Credit Union, Emergency Services Credit Union and Common Wealth Credit Union). He also served several terms on the Credit Union Central of Alberta Board of Directors and the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association. We’re delighted to have him behind the scenes helping to govern our credit union again.
John is proud of the contributions he has made to help grow an organization that truly cares about the needs of its member-owners. He’s passionate about credit union values and about three main focus areas: continuously improving member benefits and service; building a strong, viable and financially stable organization; and supporting Servus’s dedicated staff.
After proudly serving his community for over 34 years with the City of Edmonton Fire Department, John retired in 2014 as Deputy Fire Chief. John lives in Edmonton with his family.
Get to know Darcy Mykytyshyn, who became part of our board in 2012. Darcy has more than 20 years' experience working with credit unions.
Darcy began his credit union career as a member of Cornerstone Credit Union’s board of directors. He served as Vice President, Governance and Strategy of Community Credit Union, member of the Credit Union Central of Alberta board and supported credit union directors in Western Canada during his time at both Credit Unions Central of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Darcy has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a graduate (and was the instructor) of the Credit Union Director Achievement program. He earned a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has completed the Carver Academy on Policy Governance. Darcy completed professional programs at Wharton and Harvard. In 2006, he was named a distinguished young credit union leader by the World Council of Credit Unions.
Today, he sits on the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce board and Proform Management Inc. and is the Dean of the Donald School of Business at Red Deer College. He and his wife, Loretta, and their sons, Samuel and Nathaniel, live in Red Deer where he is active in the community.
Meet Simon Neigum, who joined our board after a one-year absence in 2014. He brings more than 20 years of experience from serving on the board of Community Credit Union and the Medicine Hat and District Chamber of Commerce board, among others. He is also a graduate of the Credit Union Director Achievement program and holds a professional director designation (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Management. Simon believes in supporting a people-first, member-driven organization, and we’re happy to be the organization where he’s focusing his energy.
In his professional life, Simon was the co-owner of ProComm Solutions Inc., a Southern Alberta communications, technology and security business. An active volunteer, he also gives his time to various charitable organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society. Simon now runs an RV and boat storage facility.
Simon lives in Medicine Hat with his two daughters.
We were proud to have Penny Reeves serve on our board for many years. She was first elected to the board in 2000, and throughout her time with us, she shared her experience working with credit union and co-operative boards at all levels.
Penny was an alderman on St. Albert City Council for nine years and chair of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees Edmonton Region for five years until the board was disbanded. She was a representative on the board of Alberta Central from 2001 to 2010, as well as the secretary and then chair of the Credit Union Central of Alberta board from 2004 to 2010.
She represented Alberta Central on the Credit Union Central of Canada board from 2005 to 2011. In 2002, she was elected to the board of the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Canadian Co-operative Foundation of Canada for a three-year term. The Credit Union Central of Canada board also elected Penny as one of its representatives on the board of the World Council of Credit Unions, from 2006 to 2011.
Penny and her husband, Bob, moved to St. Albert in 1973 and raised their two children there. Penny co-founded and operated a small business in St. Albert for nine years. Recently, she received the St. Albert Small Business Owner of the Year Award and the St. Albert Rotary Integrity Award.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Penny, who passed away on May 22, 2017.
Meet Perry Dooley, who joined our board in 2009. Perry has over 25 years of professional experience in Financial Services, Board governance and business ownership. He brings with him 21 years of experience working for financial institutions where he has served as Regional Sales Manager, District Manager and General Manager. He has extensive Board of Directors experience in governance, CEO compensation, audit and finance. In addition to Servus Credit Union, he has served as Director for Credit Union Central of Alberta, Calgary Opera Association and Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta.
Perry has a Bachelor of Management degree from University of Lethbridge, is a graduate of Fellowship of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and has achieved his Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) Designation. He has past experience as a business instructor at Medicine Hat College, teaching Introduction to Marketing, Marketing Research and Business Marketing.
Perry is currently the successful owner of three successful businesses in Southern Alberta. He actively supports his community through various fundraising and sponsorship events and recently served as a Community Council member for Servus Credit Union.
Perry and his wife, Donna, have two children, Alexandra and Nicholas.