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SCU Board of Directors

2024 Nominees

Doris Martens
Ms. Doris Martens
Incumbent

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.

Wayne Patram
Wayne Patram
Nominee

Wayne is the Vice President of Innovation for Barkman Concrete, a family owned pre-cast concrete manufacturer approaching its 75th year in business. In addition to his role, Wayne is also the third generation of Barkman Concrete owners, working to ensure the company remains family-owned. Wayne is dedicated to the Steinbach community, serving since 2014 on the Board of Directors of the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce. During his time on the Board, Wayne fulfilled several roles including Business Development Committee Chair, Vice President, President, and currently provides support as Past President. He is also the Past Chair for Steinbach’s Economic Development Pilot Program and continues to serve on its Operating Committee. Wayne and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Steinbach with their two sons.

Bruce Penner
Mr. Bruce Penner
Incumbent

Bruce joined the SCU Board of Directors in 2017 and currently chairs the Future State Committee of the Board and serves as First Vice Chair. He also represents SCU as Vice Chair on the Board of the Credit Union Central of Manitoba. In business, Bruce was Executive Director and Ownership Partner of Momentum Healthware, a Winnipeg IT company that provides health software to governments around the world. He has also founded and acquired other companies in a variety of industry sectors. His education includes an Honours Degree in Computer Science as well as ICD-Rotman Directors’ Education Program along with many other leadership, strategy, and accounting courses and certificates. Bruce and his wife Kim currently reside in Steinbach. They are active within the Steinbach community where Bruce serves on a variety of local boards.

Maria Reimer
Ms. Maria Reimer
Incumbent

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 in a number of roles including as both 1st and 2nd Vice Chair, Chair of the Governance Committee and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors. 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 the Vice-President of 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.

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