Longtime Fraser Valley resident Tamara Hendsbee appointed president of Envision Financial

LANGLEY, B.C. — Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, is excited to announce that Tamara Hendsbee has been appointed to the role of president of the Envision Financial division.

B.C.-born-and-raised Hendsbee has spent the last decade of her 35-year banking career with Envision Financial in various senior leadership roles, most recently as VP of Operations and Advisory Experience for all of First West Credit Union.

“Tamara has a long history of leading high performing teams, with a laser focus on creating value and positive experiences for our members,” says First West’s Chief Member Officer Susan Ewanick. “We’re committed to local decision-making for our members and they can count on Tamara to have their best interests always at the forefront.”

As president, Tamara will focus on leading Envision Financial’s personal, business and commercial banking teams in growing members’ financial wellbeing.

“As a financial cooperative our goal is to ensure that no one gets left behind—financial wellbeing is for everyone,” says Hendsbee. “We have a great team here at Envision Financial and they’re locked in to providing meaningful advice that makes a difference in members lives and they’re dedicated to working with local organizations focused on bettering our communities.”

Company Information

About First West Credit Union

First West Credit Union offers members the financial strength, comprehensive product selection and extended branch network of a large financial institution while maintaining local brand identities and a unique grassroots approach to service. Led by Launi Skinner, First West is one of Canada’s largest credit unions with nearly $18.6 billion in total assets and assets under administration, more than 253,000 members and approximately 1,250 team members. It operates 45 branches throughout the province under the Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial brands. Visit for more information on First West Credit Union.

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