The Williams Lake and District Credit Union’s board of directors is pleased to announce that after an intensive recruitment process, Jim Zimmerman has been appointed chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1.
Zimmerman has spent the last 27 years working for credit unions and t he credit union systems in Saskatchewan.
Holding increasingly more responsible positions over the years, he held the role of CEO in Biggar, Whitewood and Debden, and worked as a contract manager for Sakatchewan Central Credit Union. He will be leaving his current position as regional vice president at Innovation Credit Union to join Williams Lake and District Credit Union.
“In 2012, the credit union will be celebrating 60 years of service,” Zimmerman says. “Staff, members and board have a lot to celebrate and should be very proud of their track record of dividends and community support. These are true signs of the co-operative spirit at work. I look forward to joining a winning team.” Zimmerman has been actively involved in the communities he has resided in, sitting on the boards of many local organizations. He participates in a number of outdoor activities, making the move to the Williams Lake area an appealing one. Zimmerman says he and his family also look forward to getting to know the friends they have not yet made.
Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, Chair John Morton says: “We are very please to be welcoming Jim Zimmerman and his family to Williams Lake. We believe that Jim’s extensive credit union background and community involvement in Saskatchewan make him an excellent fit for our organization and community.
“We have had strong leadership from Fred Wagner for the past seven years, and we are confident that Jim will maintain and build our credit union from its well-established base.”
Commenting on the recruitment process, Morton adds: “I also want to recognize the outstanding work of Leanne Macnair, who led our executive search team, and the support which we received from Central 1 Credit Union People Solutions.”