Executive Management

Executive Team

Al Meyer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

In his role as CEO, Al is responsible for implementing the corporate strategic direction, mission, and values, along with overseeing the overall credit union operations. With over 38 years of financial institution experience, Al provides leadership within Prairie Centre, the credit union system, and Prairie Centre communities through corporate and community involvement. Since starting with the credit union system, Al has held a number of managerial positions both in Saskatchewan and Alberta and has been with Prairie Centre since 1993, and CEO since 2000. Al is a director of the Co-operative Superannuation Society and Chairman of the Board of Concentra Financial. Al was a member of the SaskCentral Board of Directors for over ten years and has served on the Celero Management committee.  Al has completed the Professional Director Certification Program through Brown Governance Inc. and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Tim Askin, Chief Project Officer

Tim is responsible for managing our corporate strategic projects as well as providing fixed asset management for Prairie Centre Credit Union.  Currently he is spear-heading a three year corporate wide Enterprise Content Management initiative and planning for current and future facility requirements.  Tim has 29 years credit union experience and has been with Prairie Centre since 1995.  Tim is a representative with the Provincial CEAMS Technology group.  He has completed the Executive Certificate in Applied Leadership at Queens Business College and in 2016, completed the Brown Governance Professional Director Certification Program giving him a Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation.  

 

 

 

 

 

 Colleen Harmatiuk, Chief Operating Officer - Corporate

Colleen is responsible for overseeing human resources, corporate technology, compliance and risk management for the credit union.  Colleen also ensures governance practices for the credit union are managed effectively.  In her role Colleen is responsible for researching and implementing best practices, reviewing and maintaining prudent processes for Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity, Technology Framework, Board Governance, and other areas of credit union compliance.  Colleen has 25 years of experience in various credit unions and has been with Prairie Centre since 2010.  Colleen has completed the Brown Governance Professional Director Certification Program and earned the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation.

 

 

Lesley Carlson, Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Lesley is in charge of monitoring the overall financial performance of the credit union and overseeing the operations of the Finance Division. This includes financial forecasting, asset and liability management, as well as capital and liquidity management for the credit union to ensure Prairie Centre is at the forefront of emerging requirements for prudent financial oversight and control.  A strong commitment to member service has led Lesley co-leading the development and implementation of service standards at Prairie Centre.  Lesley has been with Prairie Centre Credit Union since 1989 and has over 30 years of credit union experience in a variety of positions - frontline, marketing, deposits, advisory services and now finance.  Lesley is a Certified Financial Planner, completed the ACUIC Designation with honors, and has a Bachelor of Management Degree with Distinction and in 2016, completed  the Brown Governance Professional Director Certification Program earning the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation.    

 

 

 

 

 

Blair Wingert, Chief Credit Officer

In his role as Chief Credit Officer, Blair spearheads the loan related activities in all retail service centres.  Blair provides leadership and strategic execution of PCCU's credit management, underwriting standards, loan quality and overall credit administration.  A strong commitment to member service has led Blair to co-leading the development and implementation of service standards at Prairie Centre.  Starting in Prairie Centre Credit Union in 2014, Blair has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry in a management capacity leading people and managing branches as well as projects.  Blair has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has begun work on the Credit Union Institute of Canada designation as well as completed numerous industry related training courses.   In 2016, Blair completed the Brown Governance Professional Certification Program and earned the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation.    

 

 

 

 

Rob Jones, Chief Operating Officer (Retail)

As Chief Operating Officer (Retail), Rob leads the business activities of our retail service centres including Advisory Services, Qtrade Securities, and Qtrade Insurance Solutions.   Rob shares in the responsibility of helping Prairie Centre members "Grow Their Money" and drives product and service development initiatives pertaining to retail operations.  As the driver for Prairie Centre's marketing and retail technology strategy, Rob searches for opportunities to celebrate our members' financial milestones.  With a rich blend of knowledge in both the financial and technology industries over the last decade, Rob continues his professional journey in 2017 to promote the Prairie Centre Credit Union story.  Graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, Rob continues to draw from his education held within a Psychology Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce.  As an advocate of lifelong learning, Rob has achieved his Fellow of the Credit Union Institute of Canada, Personal Financial Planner, participates in numerous industry related leadership courses, and in 2016 completed the Brown Governance Professional Director Certification Program and earned the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation.  Rob is currently preparing to enroll in the Edwards School of Business MBA Program. 

 

 

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