Envision names Besse new president

Shelley Besse has been named as the new president of Envision Financial.

Shelley Besse has been named as the new president of Envision Financial.

Shelley Besse has been named as the new president of Envision Financial.

Shelley Besse has been named as the new president of Envision Financial.

Since joining the company as a service representative in 1984, Besse has held a number of increasingly senior positions within the organization including her most recent role as senior vice-president of operations, sales and member experience.

“I am thrilled that Shelley has accepted the role of president in our Envision Financial division,” says First West Credit Union CEO Launi Skinner. “Shelley is a life-long Lower Mainland resident who understands the unique needs of our local communities. She has also worked in almost every area of our organization.”

Besse join Envision 27 years ago as a service representative, she has held a number of positions in the organization including branch manager; manager, financial planning; assistant vice-president, branch operations; vice-president, sales and service and vice-president, risk management and operations. In 2009, Besse was appointed to lead First West through its transition efforts, successfully bringing its two regional brands, Envision Financial and Valley First, together under the First West family and evolving the organization’s new operating model.

Among her many credentials, Besse holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, a certificate in financial planning, and she is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, specializing in strategy and organizational design.