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Rick Sroka

2022 Board Member Candidate

Rick Sroka

Board Endorsed

Since taking out my first mortgage and car loan with a credit union, I have always felt that I am treated as person and not just a number. I believe in being part of a co-operative organization that puts value on Members’ needs ahead of corporate profits. I strongly believe in the value and principles of the credit union movement and wish to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of FirstOntario to fulfill these ideals.

What can you specifically contribute to the Board?

My strong financial background and over 30 years credit union experience as a Board Director allow me to be an effective contributor to monitoring FirstOntario’s performance and managing risks. I have been involved in three successful merger/acquisition events and can add valuable input on any future merger or acquisition opportunities.

Educational/Professional Designations

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Business, McMaster University
  • Audit Committee Certified (ACC) – Directors College (McMaster University)
  • Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD) – Dalhousie University

Work Experience

  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Richard G. Sroka,
    2012 – Present
  • Controller & HR Manager, Atlas Hydraulics Inc.
    1999 – 2012
  • EHT Auditor, Ministry of Finance
    1999 – 1999
  • Senior Accountant, Millard Rouse & Rosebrugh CPAs
    1986 - 1999

Board and/or Committee Experience

  • Audit & Risk Committee Chair/Vice Chair – Past seven years, FirstOntario
  • Strategic Oversight Committee Member – FirstOntario
  • Governance Committee Member – FirstOntario
  • Elections Committee Member – FirstOntario
  • Board Vice Chair – Three years, Rochdale Credit Union
  • Audit Committee Chair – Rochdale Credit Union
  • Governance Committee Member – Rochdale Credit Union
  • Board Chair – Polish Alliance
  • Audit Committee Chair – Polish Alliance