Chief Executive Officer
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
Steve Blakely was newly appointed as the Chief Executive officer for Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) in May 2018. AFSC is a crown corporation in Lacombe, Alberta, that provides producers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance.
Mr. Blakely has over 40 years of experience in the finance industry, including roles as President and CEO of Servus Credit Union from 2007 to 2009, and the President and CEO of Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation from 2002 to 2007.
His other financial experience includes a position at ATB financial as the Regional Vice President, and other roles at the Bank of Montreal.
Mr. Blakely is the current Board Chair at Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario, a regulator and deposit insurer for the Ontario Credit Unions.
Mr. Blakely has an Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D, Director of Education, designation from the Rotman School of Management.