Senior Management Team

Larry Davey, MBA, ICD.D - President and Chief Executive Officer Expand/Collapse

Larry has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He spent the early part of his career in the Canadian Trust industry. He moved into the Credit Union system over 25 years ago having spent time with Cambrian Credit Union and South Interlake Credit Union (now Sunova CU) as a branch manager and regional manager. He worked as VP Sales and Marketing in British Columbia with Fraser Valley Credit Union (now Prospera CU). His role oversaw the Marketing Department, the Insurance Division with six insurance offices, and the sales force of the Credit Union. He also held the position of President of Ubiquity Financial, the virtual banking arm of Fraser Valley Credit Union.

He moved into the role of CEO of Gimli Credit Union in 2004 and was a driving force behind their merger with Arborg, Riverton and Eriksdale Credit Unions. He took on the role of CEO of Noventis Credit Union, the newly amalgamated Credit Union. In July of 2012, Larry accepted the position of President and CEO of Access Credit Union.

Larry has served on the Credit Union Central of Manitoba Board since 2016. He previously served on the Canadian Credit Union Association Board.

Larry has completed his Graduate Degree in Business as well as his MBA, through Athabasca University. Larry recently completed his Independent Corporate Directors Diploma through the Rotman’s School of Business.

Myrna Wiebe, MBA, FCUIC - EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Expand/Collapse

Myrna has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry.  She is currently the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Access Credit Union.    As a member of the executive team at Access, she is heavily involved in the development and execution of corporate strategy, board governance, and oversees the information technology and security, marketing, credit, and business integration department while also serving on the Risk & Advisory Committee of CUCM and several other system-related committees.

Myrna completed her Canadian Securities Course and Certified Financial Planning designation then continued her education with a Certificate in Management at the University of Manitoba, and further obtained her Post Bac Diploma in Management, an MBA through Athabasca University and is currently enrolled at the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Myrna has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer organization boards including South Central Cancer Research, the NWU18 Host Committee for Hockey Canada, the Women's Golf Executive at Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, and was recently appointed to the Teacher’s Retirement Allowances Fund Board (Manitoba).

Reuben Schulz, CPA, CMA - SVP and Chief Financial Officer Expand/Collapse

Reuben joined Access Credit Union in 2005 (then Heartland Credit Union) as its Chief Financial Officer. Subsequently receiving a Senior Vice President role, he is responsible for leading the organization’s finance, treasury, risk and compliance, insurance investments, and deposit brokerage business.

Prior to joining the Credit Union, Reuben held various senior accounting and finance roles, including almost three years as Director of Finance, overseas with University of the Nations. Reuben is a CPA, CMA, whose finance & accounting experience spans over 35 years with involvement in business solutions consulting, and holding senior positions in various agriculture, non-profits and financial sectors.

Reuben enjoys volunteering with various community groups.


Rich Harries, MBA, FCUIC - SVP and Chief Operating Officer Expand/Collapse

Rich began his Credit Union career in 2002 and has advanced through a variety of leadership positions across different business lines. He believes strongly in the credit union business model, which focuses on members, employees, communities & financial stability.

Rich earned his MBA in 2015 and has completed education in areas such as Business Administration, Executive Leadership and Strategic Leadership & Innovation.  He is a proud recipient of the National Credit Union Young Leaders Award & Scholarship and past member of the National Young Leaders Committee.  Rich serves a member of the Human Resource Advisory Council for Credit Union Central of Manitoba and as a mentor in the National Mentorship Program. 

Rich is a strong believer in volunteerism.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Morden Police Board and as a board member with the Morden Community Development Corporation, Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, Morden & District Chamber of Commerce and Morden Minor Hockey.  He grew up in rural Saskatchewan, he enjoys all things outdoors and camping with his family whenever possible. 

Rich is responsible for the performance of the Retail, Commercial & Agricultural, Wealth and Human Resource & Centralized Service departments.

Anna Wieler, CPHR - VP of Human Resources Expand/Collapse

Anna began her Credit Union career in 1988 experiencing a wide variety of roles over the years and is currently in the role of Vice President, Human Resources.  She has seen her single branch Credit Union partner with nine different Credit Unions, change its name several times and become a 17 branch, multi-billion dollar organization. During her time with Access, she has completed her Certificate in Management and received her CPHR designation. Her team promotes employee engagement, high standards of internal and external member service, and continual learning creating a culture where employees can thrive.  This has led to Access being named a Manitoba Top Employer for five consecutive years.

Aligning her passion to give back with Access’s core value of supporting communities, Anna has coached with Manitoba Special Olympics for over 30 years, is an active board member with the Winkler United Way, and Gateway Resources, an organization that provides housing, life skills and employment opportunities to individuals living with an intellectual disability.

Anna and her husband have also been involved in a wide variety of volunteering for school and community clubs as they raised their three boys. Now that she has spare time she loves to garden, read, and get in a few rounds of golf.

Murray Derksen, MMC, FCUIC - VP of Credit Expand/Collapse

Murray has over 25 years of experience in lending within the Credit Union system and has held various titles in his career, including Manager of Comm/Ag Lending in 2005 and eventually taking on his current role as Vice-President of Credit at Access in 2009.  As VP of Credit, he is responsible for the overall strength of the credit portfolio, credit adjudication and assessment of credit risk, developing lending policies and procedures, and monitoring compliance with the policies, procedures, delinquency control, and applicable regulations. 

Murray obtained his Master's of Management Co-operatives and Credit Unions from the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, holds degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Winnipeg and completed his FCUIC designation through the Credit Union Institute of Canada.

Murray is a strong supporter of the Credit Union and the co-operative principles.  These principles, align with his personal beliefs: helping people and supporting local and regional communities where he volunteers with numerous non-profit organizations. Murray and his wife have twin daughters who are attending university.  In his spare time, Murray likes to stay active by participating in various sports and spending most summer weekends with his family at their Victoria Beach cottage.

Adam Monteith, MBA, B. Comm - VP of Marketing Expand/Collapse

Adam Monteith has been in the Credit Union system for over 15 years, starting as a Marketing Services Specialist at a Credit Union in BC, and progressed through both Marketing and IT departments before moving to the Winkler/Morden area in 2015 as VP of Marketing. In his role, Adam oversees all marketing, public relations, communication, and community investment functions within the organization and is an advocate for the Credit Union system on both the provincial and national stage.

Prior to working within the system, Adam worked in the telecommunications industry developing business intelligence for the Canadian government and was the Chief Technology Officer for a startup adventure tourism company. Adam holds a Diploma in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Marketing from Thompson Rivers University, and an MBA from Athabasca University.

Committed to developing communities, Adam is a current Director for Southern Health – Santé Sud, Chair of the Corn and Apple Parade Committee, and previous Board Chair for the Leroi Community Foundation. He has also volunteered as Director of Recognition for the BC Seniors Games, Director of Media Relations for the World Jr A Hockey Challenge, and as Marketing Chair with the National Women’s Under 18 Hockey Championship. Adam currently lives in Morden with his wife, Deanne, and two young sons. 

Randy Penner, CET(Hons), CISSP - VP of Information Security & Technology Expand/Collapse

Randy Penner has been with the Credit Union since 2005.  As the Vice President of Information Security and Technology, Randy reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer and is responsible for aligning technology and security policy and operations with the strategy of the credit union. 

Prior to joining the Credit Union, Randy was a partner in a local technology company and managed technical services and support staff.  He graduated with honors from the electronics technology program at Red River College in 1990 and has many technical certifications and training from Citrix, Cisco, Microsoft and Rapid7.  He is an accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is a founding member of the Manitoba chapter of the CIO Association of Canada. 

Randy is currently pursuing an MBA from Athabasca University and previously studied Computers and Management Information Systems in Athabasca’s undergraduate program.  Randy is married, has three adult children and enjoys motorcycling.

Marlin Froese, MBA, MSc - VP of Business Integration Expand/Collapse

Marlin joined Access Credit Union in 2009 as part of the IT department, now serving as the Vice President, Business Integration and leads the digital development teams, project management office, and technological innovations throughout Access Credit Union.

Born and raised in Winkler, Marlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Castleton University, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Minot State University, and a MBA from Royal Roads University. Marlin serves the community as the Board Chair of Genesis House, as a Director with the Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba and Winnipeg, as a Director with the Falk Fehr Foundation, and as a Director with the Winkler Royals Hockey Club.

He is a proud recipient of the National Young Leaders Award and served for three years on the Canadian Credit Union Association’s National Young Leader Committee.

When he is not in a meeting or over top of a keyboard, you can find Marlin on the golf course, on the lake, or at the rink with his wife Ashley and daughter Zoey.

 

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