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Announcement from the Board of Directors

Jun 03. 20

After an extensive six month search, initiated last fall by the announcement of the existing CEO Dave Stene’s intention to retire, the Directors of Bulkley Valley Credit Union are pleased to announce that Jana Lukasek is the successful candidate to transition into this role over the next two months.  Jana brings a solid financial background having been the Manager of Finance for the past 13 years at BVCU.

 “We welcome Jana into the role of CEO” says BVCU Board Chair Patty Peterson. “Jana is a resident of Smithers and a passionate promoter of co-operative principles and Credit Union values. Jana is active in her community and the Credit Union System as a member of a number of committees with Central 1 Credit Union and CCUA.  We look forward to working with Jana to continue the vision of our organization to our members in the four communities we serve.”

“I feel privileged to live, work and play in the Bulkley Valley” says Mrs. Lukasek.  “My husband and I chose Smithers as our home twenty years ago and are now raising our family here.  I am fiercely proud of our Credit Union and its support in the four communities that we serve.  To be chosen as the CEO of Bulkley Valley Credit Union by the Board of Directors is a great honour and I look forward to furthering our vision statement to “Support you locally, wherever YOU are.”

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Covid-19 Updates

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