Director Election

FaithLife Financial is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee all matters involving the organization. They do this with a view on serving the interests of our members, now and into the future. As we elect a new Board Director, the Board encourages all adult Full Members to VOTE. We want to hear from you!

It’s time to elect a new Board Director

2018 Director Election voting is open until November 2, 2018

As a FaithLife Financial adult (age 16 or over) Full Member,  you are entitled to vote in the confirmation election of the nominated candidate for the Board of Directors – an important member benefit that allows your voice to be heard.

The singular candidate on the slate has gone through a rigorous selection process to ensure that they meet the needs of the Board. Annually, the Board of Directors assesses the skills and experience of the Board. It then endeavors to obtain the skills, expertise and leadership required to ensure that the Board is well versed in financial services and risk management – and is committed to FaithLife Financial’s mission, vision and values.

The slate includes one candidate. This is not a selection election where the number of candidates presented exceeds the number of positions available, rather it is a confirmation election.

Using the online or mail in ballots, you are asked to indicate your support by voting either “yes” or “no” for the candidate. The candidate who receives a majority of “yes” over “no” votes will be elected for the terms as described in the candidate profile.

Voting Instructions

  1. Please carefully review the information about each candidate detailed below before voting online.
  2. Gather your personal information including your POLICY NUMBER (located on your FaithLife Financial Policy/Statement) before beginning the voting process. If you are unable to locate your policy number please contact Member Services at 1-800-563-6237.
  3. Click the VOTE NOW button to complete the online voting ballot.
  4. Complete the MEMBER INFORMATION section within the voting link below.
  5. Vote either “yes” or “no” for the nominated candidate.
  6. Please only complete the voting process once. Any duplicate votes from the same adult Full Member (age 16 or over) will be invalid.

Votes will then be verified and counted. The candidates receiving a simple majority of “yes” over “no” votes will serve their respective terms commencing February 2019.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the voting ballots, please contact member services at:

Toll Free: 1-800-563-6237
Tel: 519-886-4610

Or, send an email to: member.services@faithlifefinancial.ca

*Only  votes using the online system below or the mail in voting ballots will be accepted as valid votes. Voting will close on November 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Candidate

All Directors of FaithLife Financial are Christians. None are employees and none are involved in day-to-day business operations, with the exception of the President and CEO. Directors have no material interest in any contract with FaithLife Financial except through their individual and or annuity contracts which give them Membership in the organization.

Nick DiRenzo

Nick DiRenzo has over 35 years of senior executive experience in financial services, covering insurance, investments, and banking in Canada and the United States. At the end of 2017, he retired as President of Sun Life’s investment dealer serving its 4,000 advisors. Previously, Nick served as the CFO for Colonia Life, SVP Sales and Marketing for Foresters’ North American business and Canada’s largest fraternal life insurance company. He was CEO of Seniors Money, a startup in the mortgage business, and SVP Retail Banking for Alterna Savings and Credit Union. He has advised many Boards of Directors and currently serves as Chairman of Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, a training and workforce development company, and Board Member of Southbridge Health Care, a major long term care company. He has also served on Boards and Committees of his church, St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Mississauga, where he was Chair of the Building Committee to build the new church, Villa Charities, the Children’s Miracle Network, the Mississauga Hockey League, and various industry associations. Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and holds the ICD.D Directors Designation. Nick and his wife Mary, have three children and four grandchildren.

If elected, Nick would serve a term of three years.


Important note:

One of the Director nominees, Steve Dobronyi, has submitted his formal withdrawal from FaithLife Financial’s Director election process that is currently underway. He has recently accepted a position of President and Chief Executive Officer for a firm in the financial services industry. A replacement nominee will not be sought. FaithLife Financial would like to thank Mr. Dobronyi for his interest in serving on our Board of Directors and we wish him every success in his new role.

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