REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - The board, CEO and employees of SaskCentral welcome Russ Siemens as SaskCentral's new president and Chair of the SaskCentral Board of Directors.

Russ serves as a director on the Board of Innovation Credit Union, currently as 1st Vice President. He also serves on the boards of Concentra Financial and SaskCentral. He joined the board of Concentra Financial in 2014 and serves on the Governance Committee. Prior to joining the SaskCentral board, Russ served as a SaskCentral delegate and a member of the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation (CUDGC) Advocacy Committee. He is a graduate of the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director program and is currently enrolled in the Institute of Corporate Directors program, University of Toronto.

"I look forward to Russ's leadership among our board as we move forward," said Keith Nixon, CEO of SaskCentral. "As the key service supplier to our province's credit unions, SaskCentral is operating in a business environment that is progressively more complex and demanding. Russ's education in corporate governance fits well with the high degree of board professionalism and expertise we have committed ourselves to maintain to ensure our continued effectiveness in serving Saskatchewan's credit unions."

Professionally, Russ holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership through the University of Phoenix, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Education degree with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan.

About SaskCentral - SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. There are 49 credit unions in Saskatchewan serving over 475,000 members. Saskatchewan credit unions build lives and fulfill dreams by helping members achieve financial well-being and investing in communities. In 2015, SaskCentral was named one of Canada's Best Workplaces - placing 14th overall - among Canadian companies with fewer than 1,000 employees by the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

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