Libro appoints first female board chair

Libro Credit Union announces new board chair and vice chair

Photo: Newly elected Libro board chair, Jacquie Davison, and vice chair, Marycatharine Kusch

FOLLOWING A BOARD meeting on April 28, Libro Credit Union has announced the election of a new board chair and vice chair.

Jacquie Davison, previously the Libro board’s vice chair, has been elected to the position of chair. Davison succeeds Gary Baker, whose eight-year term on the board came to an end at the credit union’s annual general meeting on April 4.

Part of Libro’s board and its predecessor credit union since 2011, Davison is a chartered professional accountant and the first woman to be board chair for Libro Credit Union.

“I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to become Libro’s board chair and to be part of such a remarkable organization,” said Davison in a released statement. “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, who was elected to Libro’s board in 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 this is the first time the credit union has had women in the chair and vice chair roles.

“I am honoured to serve on the board as vice chair,” said Kusch. “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.”  

The full membership of Libro’s Board can be found 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. Libro appoints first female board chair Appointments

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