Canvas’ Chris Chippindale Joins CU Service Network Board

Chris Chippindale, Chief Operating Officer at Canvas Credit Union, joins CUSN’s board of managers.

LONE TREE, CO, JUNE 18, 2019 — Chris Chippindale, Chief Operating Officer at Canvas Credit Union joined the CU Service Network (CUSN) Board of Managers in June 2019. The nine-person board represents financial executives from around the country dedicated to the cooperative spirit of the credit union industry. CUSN brings to life the foundational values of credit unions to share ideas, resources, and innovative solutions in order to help create an even brighter future for all credit union members.

Chris joins two other new members to the CUSN board, Joe Christian the President/CEO of Nusenda CU, and Dave Krause the President/CEO of UniWyo FCU. “I’m happy to have Dave, Chris, and Joe join the board, allowing us to tap into their years of experience and move the organization forward,” said Doug Burke, President/CEO of CUSN. The CUSN board also welcomes a new Chairman, Tessa Bonfante, CEO of Denver Community CU.

Chris Chippindale, COO at Canvas Credit Union

“For me it’s not only an opportunity to give back to a great organization, to support the credit union,” said Chris, “but also work closer with some very smart folks who have had distinguished careers within CU Service Network and those serving on the board of managers. I have known the management team for 10+ years and have always appreciated their dedication to serving the needs of credit unions.”

Dedicated to serving the needs of credit unions, CUSN has been expanding their focus beyond shared branching, a service for credit unions to share locations to provide more brick & mortar locations for their members, in the last couple of years. Their suite of services has grown to include more back-office support including Accounting, Human Resources, Compliance, and IT Management.

Chris began his career at Canvas as VP of Digital Strategies in 2015, bringing more than 24 years of credit union and banking experience with him. In 2017, Chris took on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Canvas. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with his team, Chris oversees Member Experience, Support Services, Consumer Loan Servicing, Mortgage Servicing, Payment Systems, Retail Operations Support, Lending Operations, Deposit Product Management, and all 26 branch locations.

A proud Denver native, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Denver. Chris completed the inspirational Filene i3 program—a group of professionals challenged to create innovative ideas for the benefit of the credit union industry. He served as co-chair of the Payments Committee of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), is an active member of the CO-OP Technology Advisory Board, and completed the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) CEO Institute program. Chris was also voted runner-up in the “Best Boss” category conducted by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2012. Chris has a passion that pushes his Canvas family into constant forward movement helping members throughout Colorado afford life.

“This is an exciting time to be joining CUSN as they continue to diversify their offerings beyond shared branching. Although important to the bottom line, and a prime example of how our cooperation benefits our members, it’s great to see CUSN focus on other areas that help credit unions thrive.”

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About Canvas Credit Union (
Canvas Credit Union (Formerly Public Service Credit Union) is a safe and insured financial institution with over $2.5 billion in assets and more than 245,000 members. Canvas provides a full array of financial products and services, including savings, checking, loans, mortgages, and online and mobile options. Serving Colorado communities for more than 80 years, Canvas currently has 26 branches.

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Tansley Stearns
Chief People & Strategy Officer
Canvas Credit Union