Meet the Board of Directors

Governing Through Experience

One of the features that makes TCU Financial Group different from other financial institutions is our local leadership. The credit union is governed by an elected group of individuals known as the Board of Directors. These are members, just like you, who generously give of their time and energy to steer the present and help unfold the future. Every year, we hold an election and every adult member has the right to cast a vote for the Board of Directors. Members can also run for a seat on the Board if certain criteria is met.

To learn more about being a board member, please review our Board of Directors Terms of Reference document. Each year in January we post a call for nominations.

Contact the Board

Members may write to the Board. Letters and emails addressed to the Board, or any of its Members, are reviewed by the Board Liaison to determine if a response from the Board is appropriate. While the Board oversees Management, it does not participate in the day-to-day operations of TCU Financial Group and is not normally in the best position to respond to these types of matters.

The Board has instructed the Board Liaison to review all correspondence and in consultation with the Board Chair, forward items they feel are appropriate for consideration by the Board.

All inquiries will receive a response from either the Board Liaison, Management or the Board Chair, where appropriate. A log is maintained of all correspondence sent to Board Members. Board Members may review the log at any time and request copies of any correspondence received.

By email: contacttheboard@tcu.sk.ca
By mail: Attention: Board Liaison
P.O. Box 5050
Saskatoon SK S7K 4E3

Earl Warwick Expand/Collapse


Chair
Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2003

Earl received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992.  Employed shortly thereafter by Imperial Oil, he received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1994.  Since then, Earl has also worked for Viterra and Marsollier Petroleum Ltd., but is now on a new venture as Director of Finance for the Saskatoon Police Service.

Married in 1991, Earl’s wife Patricia introduced him to TCU that year.  Earl and Patricia have two children. Earl’s interests include cycling, hiking, water sports and hunting.

Stephanie Mansfield Expand/Collapse


Vice Chair
Regina
Board Member Since: 2013

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. After beginning her career in the banking industry, she moved on to become a civilian employee of the Regina Police Service. She started in the Communications Centre as a 9-1-1 Operator/Police Dispatcher and eventually moved into the Human Resources field. She is currently a Human Resource Officer, Staffing and Training and is responsible for recruiting, hiring and training both police officers and civilian employees.

Stephanie is married to Tom. They have three sons, as well as a daughter-in-law and two grandsons.

Ginger Appel Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2016

Ginger grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan before moving to Saskatoon to complete her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon completing her degree, Ginger has worked in various industries including banking, health care, education and construction. She is currently employed at Cameco Corporation in Major Projects. Ginger has also completed her Certified Management Accountant designation.

Ginger’s home life includes an active family with husband and children in hockey, baseball, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics and figure skating.

Brendan Bitz Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2013

Brendan currently serves as the director of Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre located in Saskatoon. He spent 30 years as a teacher and administrator with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and has degrees in science, education and administration. He and his wife Louise share 4 children, 2 daughters-in-law, a son-in-law and 3 grandchildren! Brendan is involved in numerous community activities and organizations and has been a lifelong member of the Credit Union.

Derwyn Crozier-Smith Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2004

Derwyn’s 36 year career in public education concluded as CEO of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.  He holds undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science and Education, a Masters in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Management.  Derwyn chairs the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Superannuation Commission and he has been active in community, church and international development.

Tony Linner Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2006

During Tony’s 30-year career in education, he was a teacher in Prince Albert and Saskatoon, and a principal in Macklin.  He was also employed by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation as an Executive Assistant for fifteen years. Following his superannuation in August 2002, he established AC Linner Consulting, focusing on educational consultant work.

Tony and his wife Donna have been TCU members since 1974.

Darcy McLean Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2008

Darcy graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Following 14 years with Cover-All Building Systems, he works with Norseman Structures as VP of Construction, a role he has held since Norseman purchased Cover-All Building Systems in May 2010.

Graham Mickleborough Expand/Collapse


Regina
Board Member Since: 2014

Graham’s career spanned over 30 years in senior management within the Saskatchewan Credit Union system including as the CEO of Prairie Centre Credit Union. More recently, he served as President of Southeast Regional College in Weyburn until 2008. In his semi-retirement he has worked/volunteered with credit unions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Mongolia. He is currently the Vice President of Finance for Greystone Homes.

Graham holds a Fellowship (Honours) with the Credit Union Institute of Canada through Dalhousie University.

Over the years, Graham has been involved in a wide variety of community activities including community and economic development, coaching, Boy Scouts and various church committees.

Graham, his wife, and 3 of their adult children are TCU members.

Steve Tunison Expand/Collapse


Regina
Board Member Since: 2013

Steve received his MBA in 1997 and is also a certified management consultant with experience in the credit union system and with one of Canada’s largest banks.  Over the past 18 years, Steve has held a number of management roles in the areas of marketing, product management, business development and sales. Steve is currently the Director of Sales for SaskTel.

Steve and his wife, Jillian, have been TCU members since the early 90’s. In his spare time, Steve volunteers with the University of Regina Rams and as a member of the Regina Planning Commission.

Joanne Weninger Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member Since: 2006

Joanne has been an educator with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools for the past 30 years and has served the school division in the capacity of Superintendent of Education for the past 15 years.  She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.A. B.ED. and  M.ED.. Joanne is married to Dave and has two grown children.

 

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