Executive Management

Al Meyer, Chief Executive Officer

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.

Blair Wingert, Chief Operating Officer

Blair has almost 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, his Professional Director designation, as well as a Certified Chief Executive designation.

What do you really enjoy about your role here at PCCU?
I love being part of a team that continues to help our communities grow and thrive.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
You can typically find me either in a rink chasing my daughter, on a golf course, or in a meeting as I'm involved in multiple community groups. It's highly likely that you'll also find me in a bunnyhug.

What is your favorite thing about life on the prairies?
When my family moved to Rosetown in 2009, the plan was for our time here to be another quick stop before moving on to "bigger and better things". We quickly fell in love with the lifestyle that rural Saskatchewan has to offer. I feel living outside of the busy cities gives us more time to focus on the important things in life, like family and friendships.

Lesley Carlson, Chief Financial Officer

Lesley has spent 36 years working for credit unions in a variety of positions. She is a life-long learner both from on-the-job situations, as well as through formal training. She is an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada, Certified Financial Planner, holds a Bachelor of Management degree, and is a Professional Director.

What do you really enjoy about your role here at PCCU?
I love working with my team to make sure the credit union and our members are secure. I live by our service standard to help each other be right, and to look for solutions.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
Staying active, spending time with friends and family - especially grandchildren. We also enjoy going 'Nowhere', our family cabin, in the summer. I love sports and will travel many miles to watch a hockey or ball game.

What is your favorite thing about life on the prairies?
The prairies have always been my home. The big skies, gorgeous sunsets, diversity of people and places keep it interesting!

Michelle MacDonald, Chief Information Officer
Michelle leads the Information Technology, Marketing, and Facilities Departments, and supports governance for PCCU. She holds her Master of Arts in Leadership, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, certificates in municipal governance, and other leadership and management training credentials.

What do you really enjoy about your role here at PCCU?
I love coming to work each day knowing that the work we do makes a difference in members' lives. I enjoy working with our talented team to serve and support staff and members with innovative, personalized, and secure solutions.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
In my spare time I love spending time with my extended family, cooking, learning, and reading. I love summers at the lake and winters on the ski hill.

What is your favorite thing about life on the prairies?
I'm passionate about activities that support growth, inclusion, and celebration of our amazing rural communities. I have a soft spot for professional growth and development of women.

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.

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