Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: : Abbotsford Campus
Alumni Expert Panel Speaker Series presents Breaking into the Financial Industry
Are you interested in learning more about the Financial Industry? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from experts in the field.
The UFV Alumni Association is pleased to present the inaugural Alumni Expert Panel series. Hear from successful UFV Alumni as they offer insights into:
- Risk management practices in the financial industry
- How to break into the financial industry
- Opportunities for new graduates in the financial industry
- Hot topics and speaking points for situational awareness in the financial industry
- Helpful tips for getting ready to graduate
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: Abbotsford campus, classroom C1425
Alumni Expert Panelists:
Thursday, March 26
Lara Holtby (BBA ’06) – Manager, KPMG Enterprise
Lara is a Chartered Accountant, and Assurance Manager at KPMG LLP. She graduated in 2006 from the University of the Fraser Valley with a degree in business. In addition to managing clients in a range of industries from retail and agriculture to non-profit, she is the head of recruiting for KPMG’s Fraser Valley offices.
Shelley Besse, MBA (Dip., BAdmin ’99) – President, Envision Financial
As president of Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Shelley Besse provides leadership to all of the credit union’s lines of business in the Envision region.
Since 1984, Shelley has held a number of senior roles related to branch operations. She was appointed to lead First West Credit Union’s transition efforts in 2009, followed by over a year serving as First West’s senior vice-president of operations, sales and member experience. In January 2012, Shelley was appointed president of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. In the same year Shelley received international recognition for her leadership and business acumen when she was awarded a Silver Stevie Award.
Shelley holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, a certificate in financial planning, is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, specializing in strategy and organizational design and has received an Operational Risk Management professional designation from the International Council for Operational Risk Management. Shelley currently serves as first vice-chair for the Surrey Board of Trade.
Randy Millard (BBA ’01) – Assistant Director of Finance, City of Abbotsford
Randy is currently the Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Abbotsford. He has worked at the City for the last 15 years, overseeing various functions including financial and management reporting, budgeting, investments and payroll.
Randy earned his BBA degree from the University of the Fraser Valley (then UCFV) in 2001. He subsequently received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2006. Most recently, Randy received an MBA with distinction in 2011 from Durham University in England.
Past volunteer work has included a term with the UFV Alumni Board of Directors as well as some time with Habitat for Humanity.
Event Location : Abbotsford CampusMap Unavailable
Alumni Panel Speakers SeriesDate(s): Thursday, March 26
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm