Executive Management

Executive Team

Al Meyer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

In his role as CEO, Al is responsible for implementing the corporate strategic direction, vision, mission, and values, along with overseeing the overall credit union operations. With over 40 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. Al was a member of the SaskCentral Board of Directors, Concentra Financial 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 30 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. 

 

 




 

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.  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 Associate Credit Union Institute of Canada Designation with honours, holds a Bachelor of Management Degree with Distinction, earned the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation in 2016 and is working on completion of the Certified Chief Executive program through the Credit Union Executive Society.   

 

 

Blair Wingert, Chief Operating Officer

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Blair spearheads the loan related activities in all eleven retail service centers.  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 to Blair co-leading the development and implementation of service standards at Prairie Centre.  Starting at 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 has completed numerous industry related training courses.  In 2016, Blair completed the Brown Governance Professional Director Certification Program and earned the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation and in 2017 completed the Certified Chief Executive (CCE) Designation through the Credit Union Executive Society.   

 

 

 

Rob Jones, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Rob focuses his enthusiasm on visualizing what’s ahead and identifying trends that keep our rural members up at night.  His natural curiosity combined with dedication to ask questions aids in his leadership of the Information Team.  Through Governance to Digital Services to Engagement, Rob understands that our people are not here to sell products and services – they serve as ambassadors focused on delivering personalized financial solutions to the people that make rural Saskatchewan their home.  Rob’s results-driven leadership style empowers the Information Team to learn, be curious, and become energized by their passion to exceed expectations and maximize value to internal and external members.  Rob’s team delivers timely and user-pertinent access to information because they understand that excellence is not a specific act – it’s an informed, results producing, habit.  Even though it doesn’t always seem like work, Rob has the opportunity to exercise his creative muscles through the implementation of competitive and breakthrough information-based strategies consistent with Prairie Centre’s strategic direction.  Rob’s commitment to continuous learning continues to be realized through his recent completion of the Professional Director (Pro.Dir™) designation and ongoing commitment to the CUES CEO Institute. 

 

 

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