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Carey Smith

Chair, Term Expires 2019

Carey Smith has been an avid credit union Member for over 30 years and an active Board member since 2009. During his tenure, he has seen FirstOntario grow from 17 to 32 locations and assets growing from from $1.3 billion to over $5 billion. He has overseen the hiring of a new CEO, several credit union mergers, the development of a new banking system and a review and modernization of the governance structure. 

Carey is currently the registrar and CEO of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and was the director of investigations and enforcement at the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council. Prior to this appointment, Carey led a distinguished 25-year career as a police detective and headed-up one of the largest joint forces operations in the country. He is considered a specialist in organized crime and money laundering and has given lectures across Canada and the USA to law enforcement organizations, regulators, trade associations and government agencies. He is a recipient of the Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada.

Carey studied at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Schulich School of Business at York University. He holds a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School/Conference Board of Canada and the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation from Dalhousie/CUIC.  

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