The Board of Directors of Osoyoos Credit Union announces that Greg Sol has been named General Manager effective August 4, 2015. His appointment comes with the retirement of Bill Collins who has been the General Manager for the past eleven years.
Greg is a resident of Vernon and brings to Osoyoos Credit Union over 18 years financial services experience, most recently as Branch Manager with Vantage One Credit Union in Vernon, B.C. Prior to that, Mr. Sol held the role of Senior Account Manager III at Interior Savings Credit Union. Mr. Sol accomplishments at Vantage One include leading their new sales and service approach; proving this opportunity through growth for the credit union. He has also successfully led centralized administration and the call centre departments. Mr. Sol is well respected and highly recommended by his peers and we look forward to welcoming him and his family to Osoyoos.
Greg believes in being an active citizen, supporting the community in which he lives along with being an ambassador for the Credit Union. He has been an active member of the North Okanagan Sailing Association and has served on their board as a director and as treasurer. He has also been on the board of Nexus BC Community Resource Centre since 2005 and served as President for a number of years. Greg is also proud to have assisted with the Junior Achievement Program in the Okanagan where students are taught about Business experience, finance and career planning among other issues. Greg and his family are avid skiers and look forward to experiencing the ski hills in this region.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Chair Rick Clelland stated:
“After an extensive search the Board and I are pleased to have secured someone of Greg’s calibre, experience and ability to fill the General Managers position. We are looking forward to working with Greg and the management team over the coming months to develop a robust plan to manage a smooth transition from Bill’s leadership to our future with Greg at the helm. ”
About Osoyoos Credit Union
Osoyoos Credit Union is the only locally owned and governed Financial Institution in Osoyoos with assets of approximately $120 million. OCU employs 21 full and part time staff members and prides itself in being committed to its community with support to many organizations functioning in its service area.
OCU has an ongoing commitment to technological innovations and we see our role as a modern financial institution continuing to serve our members and community. OCU is well placed to compete in the coming years with a continued focus on our vision and values and the belief that “together we’re better”.