Affinity Credit Union CEO Mark Lane Retires after 44-Year Career

by Tricia Zinkowski | Oct 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 26, 2023


After an impressive 44 years in the credit union system – across all three Prairie provinces – Affinity Credit Union CEO, Mark Lane, will retire in early 2024.

Lane’s vision and leadership have been instrumental in reshaping the Saskatchewan credit union system through the merger of 26 individual credit unions, including the initial formation of Affinity Credit Union in 2005. Under his guidance, Affinity has experienced unprecedented growth, propelling it to distinction as the largest credit union in Saskatchewan and 10th largest in Canada, while also earning multiple recognitions on Forbes World’s Best Banks list.

“Mark has been an integral part of our credit union family, and his dedication will no doubt leave an ongoing mark on our organization. With an infectious passion for delivering great value alongside the highest quality personalized service and advice, Mark has been a driving force behind not only our credit union's success, but the financial well-being of our members and communities,” said Mitchell Anderson, Board Chair, Affinity Credit Union.

Throughout his tenure, Mark exemplified the essence of selfless leadership, fostering a culture of teamwork, innovation, and above all, integrity. His strong business acumen, forward-thinking mindset, and unparalleled work ethic enabled Affinity to effectively adapt to evolving market trends while staying committed to members and true to Affinity’s values.

On the national stage, Mark’s leadership led to Affinity being among the first credit unions in the country to adopt Section 92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee's Calls to Action. In advocating for and implementing initiatives that align with the principles and goals of reconciliation, Mark has successfully challenged and influenced credit union leaders across the country to follow suit and to engage in meaningful reconciliation efforts.

His leadership to improve access to sustainable and affordable entry-level housing so that more individuals have a solid foundation on which to raise families and build strong communities is another testament to his commitment to building a better world.

Although he may be stepping away from his executive duties in early 2024, Mark’s spirit and influence will resonate within Affinity and the communities it serves for years to come.


For additional information, contact:

Tricia Zinkowski

Communications Manager