Further to the recent news about the departure of Ian Thomas as Kindred's CEO, Kindred is pleased to share that the Board of Directors has appointed John Klassen to be the Interim CEO of Kindred Credit Union, effective October 27, 2023. He will serve in this capacity as the Board carries out a comprehensive search for Kindred’s next CEO.
John has been Kindred’s Chief, Finance and Compliance for the past four years after being CFO for the previous 10 years. He has served in a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility throughout the credit union since 1994. John has always been deeply committed to Kindred, our purpose, and our shared values. He has been a key partner to the Board, CEOs, and senior leaders as a source of stability and wisdom through uncertain times and significant challenges.
We thank John for his willingness to step into this interim role to help ensure a smooth transition over the coming months. He will lead a strong senior leadership and overall Kindred team as together they continue to deliver on Kindred’s strategy and priorities.
Susan Taves, Chair, on behalf of the Kindred Board of Directors
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