Chief Strategy Officer
Dave Schurman is the Chief Strategy Officer of FirstOntario Credit Union and acts as the Corporate Ombudsman.
He has 38 years of experience in the credit union system and has held the roles of Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Investment Division, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer with FirstOntario.
Prior to joining FirstOntario in 2008, Dave acted as Regional Vice President, Atlantic Canada, for the CUMIS Group in Halifax, Nova Scotia, National Vice President, Sales, Canada, with the CUMIS Group in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Vice President and National Sales Officer, USA, with CUNA Mutual Group based in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dave worked with the World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union League in Kingston, Jamaica while on secondment to develop a new strategic plan that was adopted for the credit union system in Jamaica.
He currently sits as Vice Chair of the Board of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation, he’s a member of the Ontario Insurance Advisory Council and a member of the National Credit Card Executive Committee. He was formerly a board member of Atlantic Cooperative Council, the B.C. Cooperative Council, the Ontario Credit Union Professional Association, the Burlington Girls Hockey Association, the Canadian Women’s Fastball Championships and the World Junior Men’s Fastball Championships.
Dave is head coach of the Burlington Junior Barracudas of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. He is a past recipient of the Sport PEI Coach of the Year, Sport Oakville Coach of the Year and the Oakville Hornets Coach of the Year.