Nominated by Crosstown Civic Credit Union
Peter Enns began his association with the credit union system in 1984, as a credit union examiner (later senior examiner) with Manitoba Co-operative Development. After moving to South Interlake Credit Union as CFO for a year in 1992, he won the position of CEO of Crosstown Credit Union.
Peter played a key role in the amalgamation of Crosstown and Civic credit unions in 2007. Crosstown Civic immediately became the province’s fourth-largest credit union. Under Peter’s leadership, it grew from $850-million in assets to nearly $2.2-billion in 2015.
“Peter provided strong leadership and direction during an era that has seen substantial
change for the financial services industry in general, and the Manitoba credit
union landscape in particular,” said board chair Jascha Boge, at the time of Peter’s
retirement. “His focus on efficiency within the organization and the attendant value
for the membership was constant.”
Peter was involved in system committees, starting with the cuis National Advisory Committee. He went on to serve as a board or committee member with Red River Co-op (also serving as a delegate to Federated Co-operatives), Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba’s (DGCM) Rewards & Sanctions Committee, and CUCM's Management Advisory Committee. He was elected
to represent his district on the CUCM board in 2007, which he served for eight years. During
that time he sat on the Audit & Conduct Review, Bonding, Investment and Governance committees, as well as Concentra and its committees.
Outside the credit union system, Peter served the Concordia Hospital Foundation, East St. Paul Community Club, and canvassed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer Society. He was also a member of the Mensa Canada Society for a time during the 1980s.
Peter has asked that the $1,000 bursary attached to his award go to a member of the 2018 graduating class of River East Collegiate who is studying advanced mathematics and planning to pursue a business degree at either the University of Manitoba or University of Winnipeg.