Libro Credit Union announces new Board Chair and Vice Chair

May 5, 2020

Libro Credit Union announces new Board Chair and Vice Chair

Everyone at Libro Credit Union is thrilled to announce the election of a new Board Chair and Vice Chair, following the credit union’s Board meeting on April 28.

Jacquie Davison, previously the Libro Board’s Vice Chair, has been elected to the position of Chair. She succeeds Gary Baker, whose term on the Board came to an end at the Annual General Meeting on April 4 after 8 years of distinguished Board service.

Part of the Board of Libro and its predecessor credit union since 2011, Jacquie is a highly respected community leader and Chartered Professional Accountant. She is the first woman to be Board Chair for Libro Credit Union.

Marycatharine Kusch, who was elected to the Board since 2018 and has 13 years of previous service on the Board of a legacy credit union, was elected as Vice Chair. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant and respected figure in local business. This is the first time the credit union has had women in the Chair and Vice Chair roles.

The full membership of Libro’s Board can be found on libro.ca here. It includes three new directors, who were elected at the AGM and took part in their first Board meeting, in a virtual form, last week. They are Jeff McCallum, Jodi Simpson and Garrett Vanderwyst.

Jacquie Davison said: “I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to become Libro’s Board Chair and to be part of such a remarkable organization. Thank you to Gary Baker for all his work in leading Libro to such a strong position.

“These are life-changing times that we will speak of for generations to come. It is our opportunity to slow down and contemplate what is important, and, at Libro, we believe in working together to grow everyone’s prosperity, and in making decisions based on our values. I look forward to continuing to lead world class governance as Libro focuses on what’s important: staff, Owners and community.”

Marycatharine Kusch said: “I am honoured to serve on the Board as Vice Chair. Libro has always played an important role in my family’s life, and I am excited to be a part of the journey as Libro grows by building prosperity in southwestern Ontario.”   

This new leadership and new voices mean changes for the Board bring exciting opportunities for continuing evolution of Libro’s world class governance and the $5 billion credit union’s strategic plan to grow into a $20 billion organization, while continuing to make decisions as a certified B Corp and a business with a social purpose.


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Leaders at Libro warmly welcome the opportunity to take part in media interviews.

Media contact: Mike Donachie, Communications Manager, Libro Credit Union 
P: 519-672-0130 ext. 4344, C: 226-926-4068, mike.donachie@libro.ca 

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