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Vern Albush

Vern Albush

Director of CSR, Servus Credit Union

Vern Albush and his wife Kathleen live in Edmonton with their two children, Gordon 21 and Claire 17.  Since 2009, he has held the position of Director CSR for Servus Credit Union in Alberta, Canada.  Servus is a full service financial institution with 390,000 members, $14 billion in assets and over 100 branches across the province.  Over this past year, he’s assumed the Portfolio Owner role to embed a newly minted Noble Purpose at Servus: Shaping Member Financial Fitness.  Like many of us, Vern’s career path has not been a straight path. He started as an Archaeologist, moved to Environmental Science and Policy; from there, to Government Relations and, ultimately, to the credit union in CSR (with a few more stops in between).  He is learning that leading with purpose and engaging people through story is both a unifying force (humanizing our corporate world) and a means to unlock massive potential energy and passion among employees and the credit union’s members.  And, ultimately how to use that to Shape Member Financial Fitness.