iNova Credit Union is 76 Years Old, But About To Get A Whole Lot Younger

April 24, 2012

With the election of two new board members, Sarah Craig and Emily Richardson, three of nine, or a full third of iNova Credit Union’s board is now 35 years old or younger. The third young board member is Natalie MacLellan. Sarah is the owner of I Heart Bikes Inc which she incorporated the first business day after she graduated. She is interested in building resilient communities. Emily is a Director of Business Development at an agricultural technology startup, TruLeaf; she is the founder of a civic engagement site, Show of Hands, which tracks council voting records; and is certified in greenhouse gas accounting by the Canadian Standards Association. She was named among Nova Scotia’s Top 20 in their 20s in 2010. Natalie, formerly of the NS Securities Commission, now serves as the Curator for Interpretation at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

Board elections were held at iNova Credit Union’s annual general meeting on April 17, 2012. iNova Credit Union is a proactive community-oriented financial institution of choice providing sustainable solutions to an engaged membership through exceptional people. iNova seeks a board truly reflective of the community and its members.

While some financial institutions struggle to attract and retain younger customers and staff, iNova’s progressive and inclusive approach is working. In the last year, iNova has hired four new younger staff members. Of a total staff of 10, 40% are now 40 or under.

Recently, two of iNova’s employees attended a Youth Forum in Charlottetown, PEI put on by Atlantic Central, the apex organization for Atlantic Canada credit unions. The forum is designed to develop leadership in younger staff members in the credit union system.

iNova Credit Union is getting older and younger at the same time.

For more information please contact:
W.G. (Willy) Robinson, General Manager
iNova Credit Union,
Halifax, NS. 902-453-8870
wrobinson@inovacreditunion.coop