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Coast Capital Savings welcomes one new and two returning directors in 2018 election

To thank members for participation, credit union donates $30,000 to B.C. youth charity, Foundry

Surrey, B.C.: Following its annual directors’ election on May 10, Coast Capital Savings members re-elected incumbents Christian Morrison and Chris Trumpy and newcomer, Nancy McKenzie to join the credit union’s 10-member board of directors.

In the 2018 election, a total of 18,056 ballots were received, with 17,150 ballots being declared valid. For the past seven years, for every ballot cast, Coast Capital has donated $1 to a local charity dedicated to building a richer future for youth. This year, Coast Capital is donating $30,000 to Foundry, a network of information and resource centres that offer safe, non-judgemental care to British Columbian youth between the ages of 12 and 24.

The three candidates chosen for the Board were elected for three-year terms and each received more than 12,000 votes.

“This is a clear statement from our members that they are confident these individuals have the expertise needed to ensure Coast Capital remains strong and relevant,” said Nominations Committee Chair, Frank Leonard. “This year, the skills that we were looking for included significant senior or board leadership experience in the area of Financial Services and/or Audit  senior board leadership in the public policy or government arena, as well as executive leadership experience in creating and implementing enterprise information technology solutions,” Leonard explained.  

Morrison, a Coast Capital Board member since 2012, has a deep understanding of corporate governance, and brings an extensive background in the financial services industry. During her time in the financial industry, she was closely involved in developing online banking platforms, and as a result, gained valuable knowledge, experience and insight into digital banking and innovative technology solutions.

Trumpy, who served as Deputy Minister of Finance with the Government of British Columbia for 10 years, has extensive board experience and is active in the community. Both re-elected incumbents are excited to continue to help drive Coast Capital’s continued growth as it delivers on the promise of improved financial well-being to its members.

Newly elected, Nancy McKenzie is a seasoned executive with proven success in developing and implementing strategies that drive top and bottom-line growth. During her tenure with Seaspan ULC, McKenzie rose through the ranks of the organization’s finance department to Chief Financial Officer, a position she held until 2017.

“This year’s successful candidates are three exceptional people: each brings a depth of experience and skill to the table that will continue to add great value to the governance of Coast Capital Savings,” said Leonard. “I personally want to welcome back Christian and Chris for another term and look forward to the contributions of our newly elected Board member, Nancy McKenzie.”

About Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings is Canada’s largest credit union by membership. An Imagine Canada Caring Company, the credit union invested $5.6 million into local communities in 2017, focusing on empowering and engaging youth. Coast Capital is one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, and is a winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation. It has 52 branches serving its 555,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. To learn more, visit


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