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SCU Board of Directors

Reg Penner

Reg Penner

Chairman
 
Reg has served on the Steinbach Credit Union Board since 2001. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Reg also serves as the President of the Penner Farm Service Group of companies, as President of South East Pallet and Wood, and as the Vice President of South East Logging. Reg has also served on the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce, the executive of the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Course, and as Chairman of Steinbach Mennonite Church. Reg, his wife Ingrid, his daughter Kara and son-in-law Tim, and granddaughters Kailyn and Hannah all reside in the Steinbach area.

Henry Van de Velde

Henry Van de Velde

First Vice-Chair

Henry is currently a joint-owner of Hylife in La Broquerie.  Henry, with his wife Penny and their three sons, moved to Steinbach 20 years ago from Western Manitoba, where they were dairy farmers. He has served as the Treasurer of the Barley Council of Canada, as an account manager at the Royal Bank of Canada and with the Farm Credit Corporation. Henry has a Degree in Agriculture and training in Market Appraisals and Corporate Finance. Henry joined the SCU Board in 2011, has completed all required levels of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program and has served on Governance, Investment, Audit, Personnel and Executive committees at the SCU.

Maria Reimer

Maria Reimer

Second Vice-Chair
 
Maria is a partner at MLT Aikins LLP, one of Western Canada’s largest law firms, where she conducts her corporate-commercial practice, which focuses on financial services, commercial real estate and aviation law. Maria has served on the Steinbach Credit Union Board since 2015, and is currently the Second Vice-Chair of the Board, the Chair of the Governance Committee, and also serves on the Personnel Committee.  She obtained her Certified Credit Union Director Designation at the CUES 2017 Governance Leadership Institute (run by faculty from the Rotman School of Management). Maria has strong ties to the Steinbach community; her grandfather P.J. Reimer was one of the founding members of the Steinbach Credit Union and she is active in her family’s business, Reimer Agencies Ltd. In her spare time, Maria enjoys competing in hunter/jumper equestrian competitions and spending time outdoors at her acreage in the RM of Springfield with her husband, John.

Doris Martens

Doris Martens

Director
 
Doris has served on the SCU Board of Directors since 2003. She has chaired the Audit, Governance, and Member Relations committees, and has served on the Personnel, Investment, and Nominations committees. Early in her career, Doris enjoyed serving members through various roles as an SCU employee. While raising their four sons, Doris and her late husband, Gary, owned and operated a successful purebred dairy and beef farm in the Grunthal area. In recent years, Doris has completed University Certificates in Financial Services, Accounting, and Administration, and has earned the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) designation. She is currently employed as the Controller at E.G. Penner Building Centres in Steinbach.

Robert Dueck

Robert Dueck

Director
 
Robert currently is the VP of Investments at Steve’s Livestock Transport. He has worked at Steinbach Credit Union for over 26 years, much of that time as part of the management team. Robert has served on various SCU board committees since he was elected in 2011, and presently chairs the Audit committee and serves as a member of the Nomination committee. Robert has completed all required levels of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program. Robert has served on numerous boards including the Steinbach Christian High School and is the current Board Chair of a Bible Camp. Robert and his wife Judy have three children and reside in the Steinbach area.

Robert Penner

Robert Penner

Director
 
Rob has worked 38 years in the transportation industry with his current role as Director of Linehaul Operations for Gardewine, focusing on customer service and efficiencies. Rob has assisted HRDC in the development of education programs for the transportation industry. He is certified in Logistic and has his CITT designation. Rob has served as Moderator for his church and has served on the following SCU committees: Audit, Governance, Member Relations, Nominating and currently sits on the Personnel committee. Rob has completed all required levels of the Credit Union Director Achievement Program and has successfully completed CUES 2015 Governance Leadership Institute earning the Certified Credit Union Director designation. Rob and his wife Shirley have three married adult children and four grandchildren, and they all reside in the greater Winnipeg area.

Bruce Penner

Bruce Penner

Director
 
Bruce is currently the Executive Director and Ownership Partner of Momentum Healthware, a Winnipeg IT company that provides health software to governments nationally and internationally. He has founded and acquired several software companies and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in private and public corporations. Bruce’s education includes an Honours Degree in Computer Science, as well as various certificates in Information Technology and Accounting. Bruce joined the SCU Board of Directors in 2017 where he offers his diverse IT experience and serves on the Audit and Governance Committees with a focus on IT governance. Bruce and his wife Kim currently reside in Steinbach. They are active within their local Steinbach community, and are active investors in the Winnipeg business community.

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