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Gray named VP Retail Banking at Envision

Loree Gray - submitted
Loree Gray
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South Surrey’s Loree Gray appointed Vice-President, Retail Banking

at Envision Financial

Surrey resident Loree Gray has been hired as Envision Financial’s Vice-President, Retail Banking. In that role, Gray will be responsible for the financial performance, leadership and overall strategic direction of Envision's retail operations.

Gray has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, and most recently held the position of Vice-President, B.C. District at a chartered bank. There she was responsible for overseeing 28 branches and 495 employees throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Gray also spent 18 years at another large Canadian financial institution, where she started in the branch and progressively worked her way up to senior management positions.

“Loree has a wealth of experience in leading regional sales teams and improving the member experience,” said Envision’s president, Bev Brown. “I’m confident that her strong leadership skills and extensive knowledge will benefit our staff, our organization and our members.”

Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts from UBC and is certified with the Institute of Canadian Bankers and the Canadian Securities Institute, and was previously certified with the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning. She lives in South Surrey with her husband and two children.

Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union with 37 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Thompson-Okanagan-Similkameen regions. First West has approximately $5.6 billion in assets under administration, 167,000 members, and more than 1,150 employees. For eight years running, Envision has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada, and is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information, visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.

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