Dennis Van den Hooff joins Community Savings Credit Union’s Board of Directors
June 23, 2021 (Surrey / Traditional territories of the Semiahmoo First Nation, Katzie and Kwantlen First Nation) – Community Savings Credit Union is pleased to announce Dennis Van den Hooff as a newly appointed member of its Board of Directors. Dennis was the controller and Administrator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115, who represents over 12,000 members across BC.
Beyond the great work IUOE Local 115 members do in the field, Local 115 has a long history of advocating for workers’ rights. They have challenged unfair labour practices and promoted fair wages and fair treatment for IUOE members and working people across BC.
Community Savings Credit Union is British Columbia’s largest fully unionized credit union, and remains committed to financially empowering working communities across British Columbia. As a new member of the Board of Directors at Community Savings, Dennis will work to ensure the credit union continues to prioritize initiatives that improve financial accessibility and inclusivity, creating stronger and more resilient communities.
Phillip Legg, Chair, Community Savings Board of Directors, commented:
“Dennis is a great addition to our Board. He’ll bring not only a broad range of financial know-how, but also a strong connection to the Operating Engineers’ Local 115 whose credit union merged with CSCU in 2009.”
Dennis Van den Hooff, said:
“I am happy to have the opportunity to join the board at CSCU and look forward to being a valuable resource for our members, staff, and fellow directors. My career in accounting and information technology began over 30 years ago and culminated at the IUOE Local 115. With my experience, I am hopeful I will be an asset CSCU can rely on.”
Dennis is taking on the board position vacated by the retiring Gary Kroeker. Gary Kroeker has been a CSCU Board of Director for over 40 years and has been instrumental in the ongoing success of CSCU. His dedication and commitment to CSCU and the working community is unapparelled.
Colleen Jordan, Vice-Chair, Community Savings Board of Directors, commented:
“We say goodbye and thank you to Gary Kroeker after a combined 45 years of service, beginning with Operating Engineers Credit Union which in the early years consisted of 3 organizations IUOE Local 115, Bricklayers Local 1 and the Machinists Local 1857. After being key to the merger of OECU with Community Savings; Gary served our membership in a leadership capacity for many years.
About Community Savings Credit Union
Community Savings Credit Union is committed to financially empowering its members and BC’s communities by providing best-in-class personal and business banking while supporting economic inclusivity. A fully unionized credit union – and the largest provider of banking services in BC to labour unions – Community Savings also has a strong history of advocating for the labour movement to create a better BC for all.
Member owned and operated, Community Savings invests in BC communities by supporting local charities and non-profit organizations that help create stronger and more vibrant communities. Community Savings is a designated Living Wage Employer and an active partner of the Union Protein Project.