OCUF is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board members.
At the Annual General Meeting, members voted to accept the recommendation of the nomination committee adding Frugina Ball from Alterna Savings and Kevin Connolly from Comtech Fire to the Board of Directors. Board Chair, Dan Coldwell commented “We are delighted to have Frugina and Kevin join our board. They each bring extensive knowledge and experience in the credit union sector which will help us ensure we remain responsive to our members.”
Frugina has over 25 years of Financial Services industry experience with the majority spent in senior leadership roles at both Alterna and a national Canadian Bank. These included the areas of Commercial Banking, Corporate Office, Wealth Private Client Services and Retail Distribution.
Specifically at Alterna, as part of her mandate, Frugina leads the growth and profitably of the branch portfolio; provides guidance and coaching to deliver superior member and customer experience in all channels; contributes to business development activities; overall leadership to the Retail branch teams in GTA, Wealth Management, Contact Centre and Affinity team oversight.
In her spare time, Frugina is a passionate champion of the benefits of a post secondary education. She has been an active volunteer in her high school, Toronto French School, as well as with Enactus Canada and her Church youth program. Frugina has an Honours Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto and obtained an MBA from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their daughter.
Kevin is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Comtech Fire Credit Union. In addition, he oversees the business development/partnerships area for the Credit Union. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services business, the last eight in the Credit Union system. Previously Kevin held the positions of Vice President, Sales & Service with Northern Credit Union and Chief Executive Officer of Fire Services Credit Union prior to its merger with Comtech. Kevin has served on the Board of the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum in Port Hope, and is the lead organizer of Comtech Fire’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament that has raised over $60,000 for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Kevin lives in Oakville with his wife Marisa, daughter Cassandra and Great Dane Luna.