Lon Cullen

Lon Cullen, Director, Chair of the Governance Committee

Term expires:  April 2019
Lon is currently the CEO of the YMCA of Brandon, a position he has held for the last 10 years.  As CEO he is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the association including governance, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, budget, and HR functions.  Supervising staff of over 250 employees and over 5,000 members, the Association has seen the completion of a new $20 million facility and overseen over 400% growth in revenue.  As part of the larger Federation of Y Canada, he has served on the National Council and worked with a number of other YMCA’s in advisory roles.

Prior to this position he has spent 20 years in the education system.  The majority of the time was spent as a school administrator in three separate schools in English and French immersion.  In addition to school administration he served as President of the Brandon Teachers’ Association and the Brandon Association of Principals in addition to a number of Manitoba Education initiatives.  He holds a Level I Principal Certificate and a Level II Administrator’s certificate.

In April 2013, he joined the Board of Directors for Sunrise Credit Union as the first new director coming from Brandon.  Since joining the board he has completed the Credit Union Director Achievement (CUDA®) training and has just completed the exam to become an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD). 

In addition to his work with Sunrise Credit Union, he serves on a number of community boards in leadership roles in Brandon and area including Brandon Healthy Families and the Food For Thought Breakfast program.

As a graduate of Brandon University, he has degrees in Science, Education and Administration.

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