VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver City Savings Credit Union has found its new CEO in Tamara Vrooman.
Vrooman, who for the past three years has served as Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board for the Government of British Columbia, replaces former Vancity CEO Dave Mowat, who served in that position for seven years and recently joined ATB Financial in Alberta as president/CEO.
"We searched for a senior executive who has a passion for delivering a triple bottom line mandate of financial strength, community leadership, and environmental change. Vancity knows how to make money and create lasting social change. We believe Tamara is the right person to move us even farther along these paths," said Vancity Board Chair Patrice Pratt.
Prior to her current role, Vrooman served in the province's Ministry of Health as Deputy Minister of Health, Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services and Financial Accountability, and Executive Director of Funding Planning and Evaluation. She previously worked in the Ministry of Finance managing Treasury Board staff and as a Treasury Board analyst. "I am thrilled to be joining an organization that is well-known, successful, not afraid to take risks, and is thoughtful in terms of what it means to be a co-operative, a banker, an employer, and a member of the community," said Vrooman.
She is slated to begin her new role on Sept. 1, 2007.