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Alberta Central names new President & CEO

November 10, 2017

Janet Gibson Eichner, Canadian Credit Union Association

On November 9, Alberta Central shared the news that effective January 5, 2017, Graham Wetter will be retiring as President and CEO of Alberta Central.

The CEO Selection Committee has announced the Board of Directors has selected Ian Burns as the new President and CEO. He will be starting January 9, 2018.

In his most recent role, Ian served as CEO of the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA), where he focused on revitalizing the mandate and strategic direction of the association. In the role, he worked closely with the Board of Directors, employees, members and related industry groups. With the majority of his career spent in regulated industries (telecommunications, banking and retail finance) and as the leader for two insurance companies, Ian has a strong portfolio of governance and regulatory work to go along with his corporate operational experience. Ian also holds an MBA from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary.

“I understand the value Alberta Central offers its credit union members. This organization has been a steadfast partner to the system and I am committed to ensuring that continues through excellence in member service, strong collaboration, effective member engagement and an ongoing commitment to evolve and improve. I look forward to working with Alberta Central employees and credit union leaders.”- Ian Burns