Governance Committee Member, Nomination Committee Member, CEO Evaluation Committee Member
Agnes joined the Sunrise Credit Union Board of Directors on January 1, 2019, and currently serves as vice chair. She loves the challenge of contributing meaningfully to this well-organized and highly effective board.
Agnes had previously served as a director for the legacy Strathclair Credit Union for 15 years. She received the Canadian Credit Union Directors’ Association Certification. Completed the CUES Governance Leadership Institute program through the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). In addition, Agnes completed several courses through Governance Solutions including Covid, Culture and the Board and Financial Governance for Non-Financial Leaders.
Agnes was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Netherlands. There, she received her diploma (top honours) from a business school (Detailhandel). Agnes is also a certified Chiropodist in the Netherlands. She speaks fluent Dutch.
In 1979, she immigrated to Canada with her husband, Paul. Together they established and successfully ran a retail/service store in Shoal Lake until Paul's retirement in 2018.
In 2005, Agnes realized her dream to become a licensed realtor and continues to have a successful career with Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd., based in Brandon. Her passion is providing exceptional personalized service to her clients. She is thrilled to have achieved Centurion status 12 times and placed in Canada's top 75 realtors multiple times. In addition, the Century 21 Hall of Fame inducted Agnes in 2014.
In addition to supporting several outreach and volunteer programs, Agnes faithfully served as a deacon for the Shoal Lake Baptist Church from 2008 to 2020.
Agnes is an avid reader, is creative, and loves exploring/traveling when time permits. She and Paul enjoy spending time with friends, family, and especially their precious four young grandchildren!
Agnes brings integrity, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to all aspects of her life.