Biweekly Broadcast – Special Issue

Special announcement from Ian Burns, Chair, PPJV Transition Management Board

As credit unions are aware, Caroline Ziober, PPJV Transition Management Board Member and Chief Member Experience Officer, Servus, has worked in the capacity of PPJV Transition Leader over the past several months. Her willingness to take this role during the CEO transition, demonstrated her commitment to the Prairie Payments Initiative (PPI) and to the success of payments modernization for the credit union system. In order to do so, she graciously pushed back her retirement initially scheduled for December 31st, to the end of April, and then further extended it to May 31st to ensure business continuity during a critical time in the program. Her main goal as Transition Leader was to recalibrate the PPI and create sustained project execution, specifically focusing on timeline clarity, PPJV restructuring, payment type development progress and execution of the Master Participation Agreements. This said, I’d like to announce her retirement as of May 31st.

Mike Boyd, Program Owner, will become Interim Transition Leader until the new PPJV CEO is confirmed. To that end, we are pleased to report the CEO search process is very close to concluding and we anticipate we will be able to communicate a decision within the next week or so.

“The PPI has been very important to me as a PPJV board member but also from the perspective of being a part of the credit union system for many years. I strongly believe in the PPI and its goal to provide a modernized and competitive payments processing solution for the credit unions system .To commit to a program of this nature, speaks volumes to the system’s desire to control their destiny in payments. I want to thank all credit unions for their patience, support and honesty throughout my time as Transition Leader. It has been an honour to serve you and the PPJV, and I very much look forward to hearing how it continues to excel.” – Caroline Ziober

On behalf of the PPJV Board, I’d would like to extend my sincere thanks to Caroline. Her contributions were significant and appreciated, and we wish her all the best in her next chapter.

– Ian Burns