Lorri Meulendyks

Why do you wish to become a Director?

I have spent 35 years working at CUMIS where our reason for being is to serve Credit Unions and their members. I have always wanted to serve on my Credit Union board but previously was unable to dedicate the time due to work load and raising 4 children. I have recently retired and now have the time to go along with the desire to give back to the Credit Union system. What can you specifically contribute to the Board?

Expertise in many functional areas that I can draw upon to help the board complete its duty to provide effective governance and stewardship.

Educational/Professional Designations:

Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Work Experience:

Co-op work terms in Internal Audit for Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations and Ontario Hydro. 35 Years at The CUMIS Group Limited/Co-operators in various capacities, as outlined below:

Co-operators Group

Director, Enterprise Process Management, Co-operators Group



  • Business Architecture & Strategic Initiatives
  • Project Management Office


  • IT Planning and Business Services
  • Customer Service and IT Planning
  • Architecture & Planning, IT
  • Systems Development, IT
  • Accounting Systems, Finance

Manager of Internal Audit, Finance

Board and/or Committee Experience

Presented to and trained the CUMIS board on numerous occasions

Financial Literacy

  • University – accounting and finance courses for accounting designation
  • 15 years in Finance

Strategic Planning

  • Responsible for the Information Technology, Business Innovation and
  • Customer Service strategic planning process for many years
  • Facilitated and co-facilitated Strategic Planning sessions for various
  • lines of business and functional areas as part of Lean service offerings

Information Technology/Risk Management/Governance

  • 10 years in IT responsible for the e-business strategy execution, systems development, business resumption planning & DRP (IT disaster recovery planning) and Information Security
  • IT representative on Risk Management Committee
  • Led Enterprise Project and Program Management offices

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