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Donation made to the Children's Hospital Foundation

CEO Brent Turman and Marketing Specialist Alexandria De Zorzi had the opportunity to stop by The Children's Hospital Foundation to present them with a donation for $2,500!

Back Story:

Recently Entegra made the decision to sell our golf cart. After the sale was completed, we learned a bit more about the purchaser, Kevin Skelly, and his family. He wanted to let us know that his son, 13-year-old Ty, was super excited about the golf cart and wanted to thank Entegra on behalf of the family.

So you might be wondering: how does this tie in to the Children’s Hospital? When Ty was two years old, he was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. He underwent surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible and started his journey with chemotherapy at the Children’s Hospital soon after. Because he was so young, the chemo took a harsh toll on his body - he is still living with the effects of it today.

When Ty was in grade 2, he started to experience seizures, which increased in number and severity over the years. In 2018, Ty underwent another major surgery, a Hemispherectomy. Since then, Ty hasn't experienced any of the seizures he previously experienced, and his quality of life has drastically improved. He's able to be more independent and can do more on his own without supervision. If you know Ty, you know that he wants to be a normal kid, and do normal kid stuff.

When our Executive Team heard Ty's story, they wanted to do something more. After reaching out to the Skelly Family, we all decided that it would be great to donate all the proceeds from the sale of the golf cart to The Children’s Hospital Foundation - who have helped not only the Skelly family but many children and families across Manitoba. We also wanted to do something special for Ty! Ty is a huge Winnipeg Jets fan, so we built him a fantastic Jets gift package, including tickets to a game this season!

We are thrilled that the Entegra golf cart has gone to such a good home, and that we were able to contribute to this incredible organization.


Welcome Brent Turman, CEO

Apee Panchhi, Board President and the rest of the Entegra Credit Union Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that beginning on April 1, 2019 Brent Turman will be joining Entegra Credit Union as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Brent has worked for a number of credit unions in the Manitoba Credit Union system over his almost 30 year credit union career, 18 of which were spent as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Entegra Credit Union. We are happy to have Brent return to Entegra Credit Union in the role of CEO. He brings varied experiences to the role, having lead Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, IT, Audit, Risk, and Administration teams in the past.

As CEO, Brent will report directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for providing leadership for Entegra’s long-term success, profitable growth, and return on invested capital commensurate with the best interests of the organization’s members, employees and the public.


Retirement Announcement

After 21 years, the time has come to bid farewell to our CEO and leader, Gordon Kirkwood. Gordon’s tenure with Entegra Credit Union dates back to 1997 when he became the CFO of then, Holy Spirit Credit Union. His role as CFO quickly transitioned when he was promoted to CEO in 1998. Under his leadership and guidance, Entegra has grown from a one-branch organization and $74 million in assets under administration to four branches, an online division, and over $803 million in assets under administration.

During Gordon’s tenure as CEO, Entegra experienced a period of significant financial growth. Gordon orchestrated a rebrand from Holy Spirit Credit Union to Entegra and launched an online division, Implicity Financial. Gordon Kirkwood has had an immeasurable impact on Entegra and has been instrumental to the growth that Entegra has experienced over the years.

Gordon's career in the credit union system spans over four decades. He joined Astra Credit Union in 1977 as a teller and has since held almost every position imaginable within the credit union system with experience primarily in Finance and IT. Gordon has transitioned through the credit union system with stops at Cooperators/Cambrian Credit Union, Credit Union Central of Manitoba, and Assiniboine Credit Union, before finally ending his journey at Holy Spirit/Entegra Credit Union.

It is with great pleasure that the Board, management, and staff thank Gordon for the past 21 years and wish him all the very best in his retirement.

 

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