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HIGH RIVER, AB, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group ("Western")
President and CEO Scott Tannas announced today that Lana Wood,
President of Western Financial Group (Network) Inc. ("Network") has
resigned from the company effective November 30th.
Mr. Tannas will assume Ms. Wood's responsibilities on an interim basis.
The company will be conducting an executive search both externally and
internally in order to staff the position on a permanent basis.
In announcing Ms. Wood's departure, Mr. Tannas stated, "Lana's
dedication, hard work and strategic insight have been central to
Western Financial's rapid growth. We could not have achieved our
current level of success without Lana, and while I am saddened to see
her leave I know Lana is looking forward to new challenges and
Ms. Wood, who joined Western Financial Group in 2004, stated, "It has
been an honour and privilege for me to work for Western Financial over
the past seven years. During my time here I have been proud to see our
business more than double, and our network of office locations grow
from 51 to more than 120. I wish the company, my valued colleagues, the
many good friends I have made, and all of Western's dedicated employees
the very best for the future."
About Western Financial Group
Western Financial Group is a western Canada based, diversified,
financial services company serving more than 550,000 customers. Founded
in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta. Western provides
insurance, banking and investment products and services through more
than 120 office locations, the internet (www.westernfinancialgroup.ca) and other distribution channels. With a skilled team of approximately
1,400 employees, and backed by the strong resources of its owners,
Western is committed to building the strongest financial services
company in western Canada. Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of
Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and
the sixth largest in the world.
SOURCE Western Financial Group
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