Meet Our Commercial Centre Team

Shaun MacIntyre
Director, Commercial Services

Shaun was born and raised in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. With 25 years' experience in commercial banking, Shaun has specialized in franchise banking, international trade, aboriginal banking, knowledge-based industries and real estate financing. He joined the CUA team in 2012.

In his spare time, Shaun gives back to the community through his volunteer with as Treasurer for the Hammonds Plains Community Centre and as President of the Bay Treasure Chest Association. Shaun lives in Hammonds Plains with his wife, two sons, and Miniature Labradoodle.

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Sandy Bonn
Commercial Analyst

Born and raised in Halifax, Sandy has enjoyed a career in banking that has included branch management, small business and commercial account management, international trade finance, and real estate financing. Throughout his career, Sandy has enjoyed working with a wide range of companies from start-ups to publicly traded corporations and he has always enjoyed building strong relationships with his clients.

Sandy joined the CUA team in 2015 as a Commercial Account Manager and in 2021 he assumed the role of Commercial Credit Analyst to support the CUA Commercial Team.

Outside of the office, Sandy enjoys hiking, kayaking, heading south each winter to escape the cold, listening to music and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Corey Bowes

Senior Commercial Account Manager 

Born and raised in Halifax, Corey has been in the banking industry for over 15 years, including small business and commercial account management, real estate financing, insurance, and operations and commercial financing management.

Away from the office, Corey is a former small business owner and enjoys traveling and attending concerts and sporting events.

Corey lives in Peggys Cove with his wife and daughter.

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Nancy Keating
Commercial Administrative Assistant

Nancy joined CUA in June 2018 with over 25 years' experience in the financial industry.

She assists in handling the administration aspects of the commercial portfolio including preparation of security documentation, loan disbursement, transaction posting, renewals, etc.

Nancy has spent the last 30 years in the Halifax area, but Cape Breton will always be home. Her spare time is spent at the local Community Centre where she volunteers but most of all, she loves spending time with her family and friends.

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Angela McClement
Commercial Administrative Assistant

Angela grew up in Hubbards and joined the CUA team in August 2021. She began her banking career in 2000 and brings experience in both retail and commercial banking. In her current role as Commercial Administrative Assistant, Angela supports the daily administration functions of the Commercial Team, including drafting and opening new membership accounts, setting up and funding loans, and assisting in the preparation of documentation and correspondence to CUA’s lawyers and partners. Angela considers it a pleasure to work with her CUA teammates.

Angela is a singer/songwriter, a professional recording artist, and a three-time Nashville Award Winner. In her spare time, you can find Angela either on the basketball court with her two children, or at many local establishments performing and bringing entertainment to our beautiful province.

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Amit Rahman
Small Business Advisor

Born and raised in Bangladesh, Amit moved to Canada in 2020, where he completed his Master’s of Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MTEI) from Saint Mary’s University. With more than 5 years in the financial services industry, Amit joined the CUA team as a Small Business Advisor in 2022.

In his role at CUA, Amit provides advice to new and established business owners so that they can achieve their desired goals and success. Amit has a passion for helping small businesses develop.

In his spare time, Amit loves going on trips and stargazing with his wife, watching movies at home, and playing with his orange tabby, Zaffran. In the summer, you can find Amit playing tennis and golf.

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Doe MacLeanDoe MacLean
Commercial Account Manager

Doe grew up in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and joined the CUA team in 2020. Her experience in banking spans financial planning, investments, estate planning, as well as debt and cash flow management and she holds a PFP® designation.

She specializes in working with new and established business owners to develop a plan for success and to provide financial advice at every step of the way. Her passion is supporting yours, and she enjoys making a meaningful impact by supporting the businesses who are the heartbeat of our community.

In her spare time, you can find Doe trying to convince her kids that she’s cool. She also enjoys swimming, playing the piano and teaching financial literacy in her community. 
Itay VichanskyItay Vichansky
Small Business Advisor

Itay calls Halifax home and has been a part of the CUA team since 2021. He brings over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has worked previously for investment and insurance companies.

He loves providing advice from his personal and professional knowledge and helping clients with their finances. He chose his current role because he is passionate about helping businesses grow and develop.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two childen. Also an avid tennis fan, you can frequently catch him watching or playing the game.

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Tasha Neal
Commercial Account Manager

Tasha grew up in Eastern Passage, with familial ties to Devil’s Island as her grandfather was born there. She has been in the banking industry since 2002 and has held roles at every level, from serving as a Financial Service Representative to Branch Manager. Her experiences and passion for helping people led her to her current role as Commercial Account Manager.

She specializes in helping business owners across the province grow their business with innovative and flexible banking, lending and investment options. Tasha loves to meet people and enjoys finding tailored solutions for each situation she encounters.

In her spare time, you can find Tasha spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, gardening, cycling and horseback riding.

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Susan Ogden
Commercial Account Manager

Susan grew up in Amherst and after attending St. Francis Xavier University, she moved to Dartmouth.  With over twenty years experience in Small Business and Credit Risk Management, Susan is no stranger to dealing with various types of businesses in HRM and across Canada. 

Susan loves working directly with our Nova Scotian Small Business owners and Non-Profit Associations across our province. She joined the CUA team in 2019.

In her spare time, you will find Susan camping at the beautiful Kejimkujik park, walking trails with her dog, or at the rink cheering on her daughter as she plays ringette.

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Brad Thomson
Senior Commercial Account Manager 

Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Brad has spent nearly two decades in the banking industry with the last few years focused on small business banking. He joined the CUA team in February 2018 and brings with him a variety of banking skills, including account and cash management, commercial real estate, commercial deposit management and other small business and commercial lending.

Outside of the office, Brad likes to spend time with his wife and son especially hiking and camping, riding his bike through the trails, playing hockey and golf and playing a variety of musical instruments. Brad currently lives in Hammonds Plains with his wife, son, dog and cat.

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Michelle White
Commercial Credit Officer

Michelle joined CUA in November 2009 with over 20 years’ experience in administration of commercial mortgage products.

She handles all administration aspects of the commercial portfolio including preparation of security documentation, loan disbursement, transaction posting, renewals, etc.

Michelle is a country girl who enjoys the simple things in life and spending time with my family, friends, and fur babies.


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